Head-To-Head Analysis: First Interstate Bancsystem (FIBK) & The Competition

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

Risk & Volatility

First Interstate Bancsystem has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Interstate Bancsystem’s competitors have a beta of 0.79, meaning that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

45.2% of First Interstate Bancsystem shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 38.2% of First Interstate Bancsystem 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 is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for First Interstate Bancsystem and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Interstate Bancsystem 0 1 3 0 2.75
First Interstate Bancsystem Competitors 2356 8448 8070 365 2.33

First Interstate Bancsystem currently has a consensus price target of $45.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.13%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 11.53%. Given First Interstate Bancsystem’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe First Interstate Bancsystem is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares First Interstate Bancsystem and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Interstate Bancsystem 19.90% 9.40% 1.06%
First Interstate Bancsystem Competitors 18.21% 8.21% 0.92%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares First Interstate Bancsystem and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
First Interstate Bancsystem $433.92 million $95.63 million 21.31
First Interstate Bancsystem Competitors $5.58 billion $833.70 million 377.96

First Interstate Bancsystem’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than First Interstate Bancsystem. First Interstate Bancsystem 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.

Dividends

First Interstate Bancsystem pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. First Interstate Bancsystem pays out 48.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

First Interstate Bancsystem beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

First Interstate Bancsystem Company Profile

First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. is a financial and bank holding company. The Company, through its bank subsidiary First Interstate Bank (the Bank), delivers a range of banking products and services to individuals, businesses, municipalities and other entities. The Company also, through its subsidiary Bank of the Cascades, offers full-service community banking through 46 branches in Oregon, Idaho and Washington. The Company operates through community banking segment. Its community banking segment provides customers with commercial and consumer banking products and services in its market areas through community service activities. In addition to its primary emphasis on commercial and consumer banking services, the Company also offers trust, employee benefit, investment and insurance services through its bank subsidiary. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 80 banking offices, including detached drive-up facilities, in 46 communities located in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota.

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