Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ: EBMT) is one of 313 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Eagle Bancorp Montana to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Eagle Bancorp Montana and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Eagle Bancorp Montana $39.90 million N/A 15.70
Eagle Bancorp Montana Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 385.63

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Eagle Bancorp Montana and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eagle Bancorp Montana 0 0 0 0 N/A
Eagle Bancorp Montana Competitors 2243 8614 8613 354 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 8.83%. Given Eagle Bancorp Montana’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Eagle Bancorp Montana has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Eagle Bancorp Montana has a beta of 0.39, indicating that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eagle Bancorp Montana’s competitors have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Eagle Bancorp Montana pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Eagle Bancorp Montana pays out 27.9% 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.

Profitability

This table compares Eagle Bancorp Montana and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eagle Bancorp Montana 11.85% 8.46% 0.75%
Eagle Bancorp Montana Competitors 18.56% 8.23% 0.93%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

26.6% of Eagle Bancorp Montana shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.1% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.9% of Eagle Bancorp Montana shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company 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

Eagle Bancorp Montana competitors beat Eagle Bancorp Montana on 9 of the 11 factors compared.

Eagle Bancorp Montana Company Profile

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. is the bank holding company for Opportunity Bank of Montana (the Bank). The Bank is a Montana-chartered commercial bank. The Bank has equity investments in Certified Development Entities, which have received allocations of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC). The Company offers wealth management services at its locations through financial advisors employed by the Bank. The Bank originates residential mortgages (one- to four-family) and commercial real estate loans, real estate construction loans, home equity loans, consumer loans and commercial loans. The Bank offers a range of deposit accounts, which include certificates of deposit accounts ranging in terms from 90 days to 5 years, as well as, checking, savings and money market accounts. Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are included in certificates of deposit.

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