Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ: CVCY) is one of 209 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Central Valley Community Bancorp to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Central Valley Community Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Central Valley Community Bancorp 24.80% 9.56% 1.12%
Central Valley Community Bancorp Competitors 20.58% 8.79% 0.93%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Central Valley Community Bancorp and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Central Valley Community Bancorp $56.27 million $15.18 million 14.67
Central Valley Community Bancorp Competitors $343.33 million $72.32 million 18.81

Central Valley Community Bancorp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Central Valley Community Bancorp. Central Valley Community Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Central Valley Community Bancorp has a beta of 0.25, indicating that its stock price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Central Valley Community Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.75, indicating that their average stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Central Valley Community Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Central Valley Community Bancorp pays out 18.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Central Valley Community Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Central Valley Community Bancorp 0 1 0 0 2.00
Central Valley Community Bancorp Competitors 359 2832 2297 66 2.37

Central Valley Community Bancorp presently has a consensus target price of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 23.90%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 4.36%. Given Central Valley Community Bancorp’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Central Valley Community Bancorp is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

39.5% of Central Valley Community Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.7% of Central Valley Community Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.6% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Central Valley Community Bancorp rivals beat Central Valley Community Bancorp on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Central Valley Community Bancorp

Central Valley Community Bancorp is a bank holding company, which operates through its subsidiary, Central Valley Community Bank (the Bank). The Company’s principal business is to provide, through its banking subsidiary, financial services in its primary market area in California. It serves over seven contiguous counties in California’s central valley, including Fresno County, Madera County, Merced County, Sacramento County, San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, and Tulare County, and surrounding areas through the Bank. The Bank conducts a commercial banking business, which includes accepting demand, savings and time deposits and making commercial, real estate and consumer loans. It operates 24 full-service banking offices in Clovis, Exeter, Fresno, Kerman, Lodi, Madera, Merced, Modesto, Oakhurst, Prather, Sacramento, Stockton, Tracy and Visalia. Its subsidiary also includes the Folsom Lake Bank.

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