Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ: HBAN) is one of 308 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Huntington Bancshares to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

73.8% of Huntington Bancshares shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.7% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Huntington Bancshares shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Huntington Bancshares and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Huntington Bancshares 0 6 12 0 2.67
Huntington Bancshares Competitors 2122 8326 8344 328 2.36

Huntington Bancshares presently has a consensus price target of $15.22, suggesting a potential upside of 11.85%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 1.29%. Given Huntington Bancshares’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Huntington Bancshares is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

Huntington Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Huntington Bancshares pays out 39.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 35.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Huntington Bancshares has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Huntington Bancshares’ competitors have a beta of 0.81, suggesting that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Huntington Bancshares and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Huntington Bancshares $3.78 billion $711.82 million 16.80
Huntington Bancshares Competitors $5.56 billion $817.91 million 373.60

Huntington Bancshares’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Huntington Bancshares. Huntington Bancshares 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.

Profitability

This table compares Huntington Bancshares and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Huntington Bancshares 20.76% 11.96% 1.12%
Huntington Bancshares Competitors 18.78% 8.71% 0.94%

Summary

Huntington Bancshares beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Huntington Bancshares Company Profile

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Huntington) is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, including its bank subsidiary, The Huntington National Bank (the Bank), the Company provides commercial and consumer banking services, mortgage banking services, automobile financing, recreational vehicle and marine financing, equipment leasing, investment management, trust services, brokerage services, insurance programs, and other financial products and services. Its segments include Consumer and Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Commercial Real Estate and Vehicle Finance, Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group, Home Lending and Treasury/Other. The Bank offers commercial and consumer loans. Its consumer loans include automobile, home equity, residential mortgage, and recreational vehicle (RV) and marine finance loans. It offers demand deposits-noninterest-bearing, demand deposits-interest-bearing, money market deposits, and savings and other domestic deposits.

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