Head to Head Contrast: S & T Bancorp (NASDAQ:STBA) & Its Rivals

S & T Bancorp (NASDAQ: STBA) is one of 201 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare S & T Bancorp to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Dividends

S & T Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. S & T Bancorp pays out 37.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 35.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

S & T Bancorp has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, S & T Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.74, indicating that their average stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares S & T Bancorp and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
S & T Bancorp $282.41 million $71.39 million 17.94
S & T Bancorp Competitors $338.81 million $71.86 million 22.39

S & T Bancorp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than S & T Bancorp. S & T Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for S & T Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
S & T Bancorp 0 3 0 0 2.00
S & T Bancorp Competitors 433 3079 2465 83 2.36

S & T Bancorp presently has a consensus target price of $41.75, indicating a potential upside of 0.31%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 3.08%. Given S & T Bancorp’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe S & T Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares S & T Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
S & T Bancorp 26.44% 9.41% 1.15%
S & T Bancorp Competitors 20.60% 8.71% 0.93%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

55.2% of S & T Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.9% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of S & T Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial 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.

Summary

S & T Bancorp rivals beat S & T Bancorp on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

S & T Bancorp Company Profile

S&T Bancorp, Inc. (S&T) is a bank holding company. The Company operates through three segments: Community Banking, Wealth Management and Insurance. The Community Banking segment offers services, which include accepting time and demand deposits, and originating commercial and consumer loans. The Wealth Management segment offers brokerage services, serves as executor and trustee under wills and deeds and as guardian and custodian of employee benefits and provides other trust services. In addition, it is a registered investment advisor that manages private investment accounts for individuals and institutions. The insurance segment includes an insurance agency offering commercial property and casualty insurance, group life and health coverage, employee benefit solutions and personal insurance lines. The Company’s subsidiaries include S&T Bank, 9th Street Holdings, Inc. and STBA Capital Trust I.

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