Columbia Banking System (NASDAQ: COLB) is one of 205 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Columbia Banking System to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.
This table compares Columbia Banking System and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Columbia Banking System||27.72%||9.93%||1.33%|
|Columbia Banking System Competitors||20.47%||8.65%||0.92%|
Volatility & Risk
Columbia Banking System has a beta of 1.24, meaning that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Columbia Banking System’s peers have a beta of 0.74, meaning that their average share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
95.6% of Columbia Banking System shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.1% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Columbia Banking System shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Columbia Banking System and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Columbia Banking System||$426.05 million||$104.86 million||19.54|
|Columbia Banking System Competitors||$343.38 million||$72.34 million||20.98|
Columbia Banking System has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Columbia Banking System 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.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Columbia Banking System and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Columbia Banking System||0||2||2||0||2.50|
|Columbia Banking System Competitors||360||2856||2309||66||2.37|
Columbia Banking System presently has a consensus price target of $45.00, suggesting a potential upside of 5.14%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 8.16%. Given Columbia Banking System’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Columbia Banking System has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Columbia Banking System pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Columbia Banking System pays out 40.2% 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 34.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Columbia Banking System beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
Columbia Banking System Company Profile
Columbia Banking System, Inc. (Columbia) is a bank holding company for Columbia State Bank (the Bank) and Columbia Trust Company (Columbia Trust). The Company provides a range of banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals and individuals. It offers products and services, which include Personal Banking, Business Banking and Wealth Management. Its Personal Banking products and services include Checking and Saving Accounts; Consumer Lending; Digital Banking; Residential Lending, and VISA Card Services. Its Business Banking products and services include Agricultural Lending; Commercial and Industrial Lending; International Banking; Merchant Card Services; Municipal Lending; Real Estate and Real Estate Construction Lending; Remote Deposit Capture; Small Business Administration (SBA) Lending; Small Business Services, and Treasury Management. Its Wealth Management products and services include Investment Services, Private Banking and Professional Banking.
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