BancorpSouth (NYSE: BXS) is one of 315 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare BancorpSouth to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.
This table compares BancorpSouth and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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BancorpSouth pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. BancorpSouth pays out 33.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. BancorpSouth has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for BancorpSouth and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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BancorpSouth currently has a consensus target price of $33.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.51%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 5.98%. Given BancorpSouth’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe BancorpSouth is more favorable than its competitors.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares BancorpSouth and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
BancorpSouth’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than BancorpSouth. BancorpSouth 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.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
66.4% of BancorpSouth shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of BancorpSouth shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
BancorpSouth has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BancorpSouth’s competitors have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.
BancorpSouth competitors beat BancorpSouth on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
BancorpSouth Company Profile
BancorpSouth Bank is a financial holding company. The Company, through its principal bank subsidiary, conducts commercial banking and financial services operations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and Illinois. The Company’s segments include Community Banking, Insurance Agencies, and General Corporate and Other. Its Community Banking segment provides a range of deposit products, commercial loans and consumer loans. Its Insurance Agencies segment serves as agents in the sale of commercial lines of insurance and full lines of property and casualty, life, health and employee benefits products and services. Its General Corporate and Other segment includes mortgage banking, trust services, credit card activities, investment services and other activities not allocated to the Community Banking or Insurance Agencies segments.
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