County Bancorp (NASDAQ: ICBK) is one of 305 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare County Bancorp to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.


County Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. County Bancorp pays out 14.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 35.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
County Bancorp 19.80% 9.24% 0.92%
County Bancorp Competitors 18.73% 8.65% 0.95%

Risk and Volatility

County Bancorp has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, County Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.80, meaning that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

25.5% of County Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.6% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 26.3% of County Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares County Bancorp and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
County Bancorp $54.29 million $10.69 million 18.19
County Bancorp Competitors $5.49 billion $821.37 million 366.91

County Bancorp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than County Bancorp. County 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for County Bancorp and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
County Bancorp 0 1 1 0 2.50
County Bancorp Competitors 2127 8335 8357 329 2.36

County Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $32.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.10%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.89%. Given County Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe County Bancorp is more favorable than its rivals.


County Bancorp rivals beat County Bancorp on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About County Bancorp

County Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company’s primary activities consist of holding the stock of its subsidiary bank, Investors Community Bank (the Bank), and providing banking and related business activities through the Bank and its other subsidiaries. It operates in the community banking segment. The Bank is an independent community bank offering financial services focusing on the needs of agricultural businesses, with a primary focus on dairy-related lending with lending relationships in over 60 Wisconsin counties. It also serves business and retail customers throughout Wisconsin, but is focused on northeastern and central Wisconsin. Its customers are served from its service branches in Manitowoc and Stevens Point, and its loan production offices located in Darlington, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan. Its subsidiaries include Investors Insurance Services, LLC, County Bancorp Statutory Trust II, County Bancorp Statutory Trust III and County Acquisition LLC.

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