First Interstate Bancsystem (NASDAQ: FIBK) is one of 310 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare First Interstate Bancsystem to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

First Interstate Bancsystem pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. First Interstate Bancsystem pays out 48.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares First Interstate Bancsystem and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Interstate Bancsystem 19.90% 9.40% 1.06%
First Interstate Bancsystem Competitors 18.52% 8.24% 0.92%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares First Interstate Bancsystem and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
First Interstate Bancsystem $433.92 million $95.63 million 21.33
First Interstate Bancsystem Competitors $5.52 billion $831.28 million 410.23

First Interstate Bancsystem’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than First Interstate Bancsystem. First Interstate Bancsystem 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for First Interstate Bancsystem and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Interstate Bancsystem 0 1 3 0 2.75
First Interstate Bancsystem Competitors 2417 8752 8769 369 2.35

First Interstate Bancsystem presently has a consensus target price of $45.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.01%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 11.67%. Given First Interstate Bancsystem’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe First Interstate Bancsystem is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

45.2% of First Interstate Bancsystem shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.9% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 38.2% of First Interstate Bancsystem shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

First Interstate Bancsystem has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Interstate Bancsystem’s rivals have a beta of 0.80, suggesting that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

First Interstate Bancsystem beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About First Interstate Bancsystem

First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. is a financial and bank holding company. The Company, through its bank subsidiary First Interstate Bank (the Bank), delivers a range of banking products and services to individuals, businesses, municipalities and other entities. The Company also, through its subsidiary Bank of the Cascades, offers full-service community banking through 46 branches in Oregon, Idaho and Washington. The Company operates through community banking segment. Its community banking segment provides customers with commercial and consumer banking products and services in its market areas through community service activities. In addition to its primary emphasis on commercial and consumer banking services, the Company also offers trust, employee benefit, investment and insurance services through its bank subsidiary. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 80 banking offices, including detached drive-up facilities, in 46 communities located in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota.

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