National Bank (NYSE: NBHC) is one of 307 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare National Bank to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for National Bank and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Bank 0 3 1 0 2.25
National Bank Competitors 2185 8446 8469 334 2.36

National Bank currently has a consensus target price of $35.00, indicating a potential upside of 7.46%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential upside of 1.38%. Given National Bank’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe National Bank is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares National Bank and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Bank 17.13% 6.40% 0.74%
National Bank Competitors 18.34% 8.22% 0.92%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares National Bank and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
National Bank $200.48 million $23.06 million 26.06
National Bank Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 383.85

National Bank’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than National Bank. National Bank 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.

Dividends

National Bank pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. National Bank pays out 28.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.6% of National Bank shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.6% of National Bank shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

National Bank has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Bank’s peers have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

National Bank peers beat National Bank on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

National Bank Company Profile

National Bank Holdings Corporation (NBH) is a bank holding company. Through Bank Midwest, N.A. (Bank Midwest), NBH’s primary business is to offer a range of products and financial services to both its commercial and consumer customers, located in Kansas, Missouri and Colorado. The Company offers an array of lending products to cater to the customers’ needs, including, but not limited to, small business loans, equipment loans, term loans, asset-backed loans, letters of credit, commercial lines of credit, residential mortgage loans, home equity and consumer loans. It also offers traditional depository products, including commercial and consumer checking accounts, non-interest-bearing demand accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts and time deposit accounts and cash management services. As of December 31, 2011, it operated a network of 103 full-service banking centers, with the majority of those banking centers located in the Kansas City region and Colorado.

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