Head to Head Review: Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) vs. Its Rivals
Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ: CFFN) is one of 297 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Capitol Federal Financial to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Capitol Federal Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Capitol Federal Financial pays out 54.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Capitol Federal Financial has a beta of 0.47, indicating that its share price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Capitol Federal Financial’s competitors have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Capitol Federal Financial and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Capitol Federal Financial||$335.38 million||$84.13 million||22.02|
|Capitol Federal Financial Competitors||$5.71 billion||$860.05 million||85.26|
Capitol Federal Financial’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Capitol Federal Financial. Capitol Federal Financial 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.
This table compares Capitol Federal Financial and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Capitol Federal Financial||25.09%||6.14%||0.92%|
|Capitol Federal Financial Competitors||18.29%||8.26%||0.93%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
75.3% of Capitol Federal Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.1% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Capitol Federal Financial shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.8% 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Capitol Federal Financial and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Capitol Federal Financial||0||1||0||0||2.00|
|Capitol Federal Financial Competitors||2145||8498||8527||332||2.36|
Capitol Federal Financial presently has a consensus price target of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 9.89%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.73%. Given Capitol Federal Financial’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Capitol Federal Financial is more favorable than its competitors.
Capitol Federal Financial competitors beat Capitol Federal Financial on 11 of the 15 factors compared.
About Capitol Federal Financial
Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. is the savings and loan holding company. The Company provides a range of retail banking services, through its subsidiary, Capitol Federal Savings Bank (the Bank), a federal savings bank that serves primarily the metropolitan areas of Topeka, Wichita, Lawrence, Manhattan, Emporia and Salina, Kansas and portions of the metropolitan area of greater Kansas City. The Company attracts retail deposits from the general public and invests those funds primarily in permanent loans secured by first mortgages on owner-occupied, one- to four-family residences. In addition to providing full service banking offices, it provides its customers mobile banking, telephone banking and bill payment services, and online banking and bill payment services. Its primary lending business is originating and purchasing loans secured by one- to four-family residential properties, which results in a loan concentration in residential first mortgage loans located in Kansas and Missouri.
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