Suffolk Bancorp (NYSE: SCNB) is one of 199 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Suffolk Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Suffolk Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Suffolk Bancorp 18.59% 6.97% 0.70%
Suffolk Bancorp Competitors 20.43% 8.68% 0.92%

Risk and Volatility

Suffolk Bancorp has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Suffolk Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.74, suggesting that their average share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Suffolk Bancorp and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Suffolk Bancorp N/A N/A 24.34
Suffolk Bancorp Competitors $343.96 million $72.97 million 19.05

Suffolk Bancorp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Suffolk Bancorp. Suffolk Bancorp is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.8% of Suffolk Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.3% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.6% of Suffolk Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Suffolk Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Suffolk Bancorp pays out 24.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Suffolk Bancorp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Suffolk Bancorp 0 1 0 0 2.00
Suffolk Bancorp Competitors 363 2868 2316 67 2.37

Suffolk Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $43.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.41%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 6.22%. Given Suffolk Bancorp’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Suffolk Bancorp is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Suffolk Bancorp competitors beat Suffolk Bancorp on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Suffolk Bancorp Company Profile

Suffolk Bancorp is the bank holding company for Suffolk County National Bank of Riverhead (the Bank). The Bank is a community bank, which offers commercial and retail banking services to its customers. The Bank makes commercial real estate floating and fixed rate loans, multifamily and mixed use commercial loans primarily in the boroughs of New York City, commercial and industrial loans to manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, developers/contractors and retailers and agricultural loans. The Bank finances its activities through a combination of deposits, including demand, saving, negotiable order of withdrawal and money market deposits, as well as time deposits, and short-term borrowings, which could include federal funds with correspondent banks, securities sold under agreements to repurchase and Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) borrowings.

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