Cape Bancorp (NASDAQ: CBNJ) is one of 310 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Cape Bancorp to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Cape Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Cape Bancorp pays out 43.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Cape Bancorp and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cape Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cape Bancorp Competitors 2186 8478 8533 335 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.51%. Given Cape Bancorp’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cape Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Cape Bancorp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cape Bancorp 13.12% 4.73% 0.50%
Cape Bancorp Competitors 18.47% 8.27% 0.93%

Volatility and Risk

Cape Bancorp has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cape Bancorp’s peers have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cape Bancorp and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cape Bancorp N/A N/A 15.86
Cape Bancorp Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 383.63

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

52.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Cape Bancorp peers beat Cape Bancorp on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

About Cape Bancorp

Cape Bancorp, Inc. (Cape Bancorp) is the holding company of Cape Bank (the Bank). The Bank focuses on providing deposit and loan products to retail customers and to small and mid-sized businesses from its fourteen full service branch offices, located in Atlantic and Cape May Counties, one drive-up teller/ATM operation in Atlantic County, three market development offices (MDOs) located in Burlington, Cape May and Atlantic Counties in New Jersey, and two MDOs in Pennsylvania servicing the five county Philadelphia market located in Radnor, Delaware County and in Philadelphia. It attracts deposits from the general public and uses those funds to originate a variety of loans, including commercial mortgages, commercial business loans, home equity loans and lines of credit (HELOC) and construction loans. Its retail and business banking deposit products include checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposit with terms ranging from 30 days to 60 months.

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