Suffolk Bancorp (NYSE: SCNB) is one of 200 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Suffolk Bancorp to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.8% of Suffolk Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.0% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.6% of Suffolk Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

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 20.38% 8.68% 0.92%

Volatility & Risk

Suffolk Bancorp has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Suffolk Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.75, indicating that their average stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

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 35.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings 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 379 2917 2349 68 2.37

Suffolk Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $43.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.41%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 4.41%. Given Suffolk Bancorp’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Suffolk Bancorp is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Suffolk Bancorp N/A N/A 24.34
Suffolk Bancorp Competitors $338.81 million $71.86 million 21.32

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.

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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