Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ: DCOM) is one of 200 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Dime Community Bancshares to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Dime Community Bancshares and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dime Community Bancshares 1 2 0 0 1.67
Dime Community Bancshares Competitors 363 2866 2316 68 2.37

Dime Community Bancshares currently has a consensus target price of $22.17, suggesting a potential upside of 5.30%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 5.67%. Given Dime Community Bancshares’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Dime Community Bancshares has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Dime Community Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Dime Community Bancshares pays out 56.0% 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 35.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dime Community Bancshares and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Dime Community Bancshares $271.56 million $72.51 million 21.05
Dime Community Bancshares Competitors $341.79 million $72.49 million 21.22

Dime Community Bancshares’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Dime Community Bancshares. Dime Community Bancshares 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

68.5% of Dime Community Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.1% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of Dime Community Bancshares shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Dime Community Bancshares and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dime Community Bancshares 16.99% 8.28% 0.77%
Dime Community Bancshares Competitors 20.53% 8.67% 0.92%

Volatility and Risk

Dime Community Bancshares has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dime Community Bancshares’ peers have a beta of 0.76, suggesting that their average stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dime Community Bancshares peers beat Dime Community Bancshares on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Dime Community Bancshares

Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. operates as a holding company for Dime Community Bank (the Bank), a chartered savings bank. The Company is a unitary savings and loan holding company. The Company operates through Community Banking segment. The Bank’s principal business is gathering retail deposits, and lending them primarily in multifamily residential, commercial real estate and mixed use loans, as well as investing in mortgage-backed securities (MBS), obligations of the United States Government and Government Sponsored Entities (GSEs), and corporate debt and equity securities. The Bank’s primary sources of funds are, in general, deposits; loan amortization, prepayments and maturities; MBS amortization, prepayments and maturities; investment securities maturities and sales, and advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY).

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