Reviewing Eastern Virginia Bankshares (EVBS) & Its Rivals

Eastern Virginia Bankshares (NASDAQ: EVBS) is one of 310 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Eastern Virginia Bankshares to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Eastern Virginia Bankshares and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eastern Virginia Bankshares 13.18% 4.20% 0.50%
Eastern Virginia Bankshares Competitors 18.49% 8.35% 0.94%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

44.2% of Eastern Virginia Bankshares shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Eastern Virginia Bankshares shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Eastern Virginia Bankshares and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Eastern Virginia Bankshares N/A N/A 35.52
Eastern Virginia Bankshares Competitors $5.49 billion $825.32 million 378.66

Eastern Virginia Bankshares’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Eastern Virginia Bankshares. Eastern Virginia Bankshares 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Eastern Virginia Bankshares and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eastern Virginia Bankshares 0 1 0 0 2.00
Eastern Virginia Bankshares Competitors 2157 8485 8546 332 2.36

Eastern Virginia Bankshares presently has a consensus target price of $11.00, suggesting a potential downside of 0.09%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 4.90%. Given Eastern Virginia Bankshares’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Eastern Virginia Bankshares is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

Eastern Virginia Bankshares pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Eastern Virginia Bankshares pays out 38.7% 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. Eastern Virginia Bankshares lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Summary

Eastern Virginia Bankshares competitors beat Eastern Virginia Bankshares on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

Eastern Virginia Bankshares Company Profile

Eastern Virginia Bankshares, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its bank subsidiary, EVB (the Bank). EVB is a community bank focusing on small to medium-sized businesses and consumers in its coastal plain markets and the emerging suburbs outside of the Richmond, Tidewater, and southern Virginia areas. The Company provides general commercial financial services to customers located in the geographic areas of its retail branch network. It provides a range of personal and commercial banking services, including commercial, consumer and real estate loans. Its investment securities include agency residential mortgage-backed securities, agency commercial mortgage-backed securities, and state and political subdivisions. The Company offers a range of retail and commercial deposit products and fee-based services. Its deposits include demand deposits, savings and money market accounts, and time deposits.

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