CenterState Banks (NASDAQ: CSFL) is one of 326 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare CenterState Banks to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

CenterState Banks has a beta of 0.6, meaning that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CenterState Banks’ rivals have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CenterState Banks and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CenterState Banks $260.07 million N/A 21.85
CenterState Banks Competitors N/A N/A 18.91

CenterState Banks is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares CenterState Banks and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CenterState Banks 22.70% 10.75% 1.27%
CenterState Banks Competitors 18.84% 8.79% 0.93%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.5% of CenterState Banks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of CenterState Banks shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% 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 stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for CenterState Banks and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CenterState Banks 0 1 1 0 2.50
CenterState Banks Competitors 2631 9035 8574 394 2.33

CenterState Banks presently has a consensus target price of $29.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.89%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 6.13%. Given CenterState Banks’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe CenterState Banks is more favorable than its rivals.

Dividends

CenterState Banks pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. CenterState Banks pays out 19.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 37.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

CenterState Banks beats its rivals on 10 of the 14 factors compared.

About CenterState Banks

CenterState Bank Corporation, formerly CenterState Banks, Inc., is a financial holding company, which owns CenterState Bank of Florida, N.A. (CenterState Bank or the Bank). The Company provides a range of consumer and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses and industries. The Company’s segments include commercial and retail banking, correspondent banking and capital markets division, and corporate overhead and administration. Its commercial and retail banking segment provides traditional deposit and lending products and services to its commercial and retail customers. Its correspondent banking and capital markets segment operates as a division within its subsidiary bank, which provides hedging services, loan brokerage and consulting services. The Bank offers a range of lending services, including consumer and commercial loans, to individuals and small businesses and organizations that are located in or conduct a substantial portion of their business in its market area.

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