First Interstate Bancsystem (NASDAQ: FIBK) is one of 308 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare First Interstate Bancsystem to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
First Interstate Bancsystem $433.92 million $95.63 million 20.70
First Interstate Bancsystem Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 388.27

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

45.2% of First Interstate Bancsystem shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares First Interstate Bancsystem and its competitors’ 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 18.53% 8.16% 0.92%

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 48.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

First Interstate Bancsystem has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Interstate Bancsystem’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for First Interstate Bancsystem and its competitors, as provided 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 2256 8500 8552 359 2.36

First Interstate Bancsystem presently has a consensus price target of $45.00, suggesting a potential upside of 8.70%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 10.37%. Given First Interstate Bancsystem’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe First Interstate Bancsystem is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

First Interstate Bancsystem beats its competitors 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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