UMB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: UMBF) is one of 210 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare UMB Financial Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Dividends

UMB Financial Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. UMB Financial Corporation pays out 28.4% 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 34.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. UMB Financial Corporation has raised its dividend for 12 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares UMB Financial Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
UMB Financial Corporation $999.11 million $158.80 million 19.75
UMB Financial Corporation Competitors $343.33 million $72.32 million 18.51

UMB Financial Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. UMB Financial Corporation 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.

Profitability

This table compares UMB Financial Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UMB Financial Corporation 17.05% 9.03% 0.90%
UMB Financial Corporation Competitors 20.51% 8.75% 0.93%

Volatility & Risk

UMB Financial Corporation has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UMB Financial Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.74, suggesting that their average stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.2% of UMB Financial Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.1% of UMB Financial Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.6% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for UMB Financial Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UMB Financial Corporation 1 4 1 0 2.00
UMB Financial Corporation Competitors 360 2838 2306 66 2.37

UMB Financial Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $75.50, indicating a potential upside of 6.46%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 7.30%. Given UMB Financial Corporation’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe UMB Financial Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

UMB Financial Corporation competitors beat UMB Financial Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

UMB Financial Corporation Company Profile

UMB Financial Corporation is a diversified financial holding company. The Company supplies banking services, institutional investment management, asset servicing and payment solutions to its customers in the United States and around the globe. The Company’s segments include Bank, which provides a range of banking services to commercial, retail, government and correspondent bank customers through the Company’s branches, call center, Internet banking and automated teller machine network; Institutional Investment Management, which provides equity and fixed income investment strategies in the intermediary and institutional markets, and Asset Servicing, which provides services to the asset management industry, supporting a range of investment products, including mutual funds, alternative investments and managed accounts. The Company’s subsidiaries include Scout Investments, Inc. (Scout), an institutional asset-management company, and UMB Fund Services, Inc. (UMBFS).

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