Hudson Valley (NYSE: HVB) is one of 310 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Hudson Valley to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 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.

Profitability

This table compares Hudson Valley and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hudson Valley 17.98% 6.34% 0.61%
Hudson Valley Competitors 18.72% 8.17% 0.92%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Hudson Valley and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudson Valley 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hudson Valley Competitors 2270 8668 8591 359 2.35

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.71%. Given Hudson Valley’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hudson Valley has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudson Valley N/A N/A 51.29
Hudson Valley Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 380.81

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

Summary

Hudson Valley rivals beat Hudson Valley on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

About Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Holding Corp. (Hudson Valley) is a bank holding company. The Company provides financial services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Hudson Valley Bank, N.A. (HVB or the Bank), a national banking association. HVB has 17 branch offices in Westchester County, New York, four in Manhattan, New York, four in Bronx County, New York, two in Rockland County, New York, and one in Kings County, New York. The Company provides asset-based lending products through a wholly owned subsidiary of HVB, HVB Capital Credit LLC. The Company provides equipment loan and lease financing through a wholly owned subsidiary of HVB, HVB Equipment Capital, LLC. The Company’s principal customers are businesses, professionals, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. In addition, the Company also offers a software application designed to meet the administrative needs of bankruptcy trustees through a marketing and licensing agreement with the application vendor.

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