City (CHCO) vs. Its Peers Head to Head Survey

City (NASDAQ: CHCO) is one of 312 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare City to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.


City pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. City pays out 52.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 36.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.6% of City shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.7% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of City 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares City and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
City 26.25% 12.40% 1.49%
City Competitors 17.55% 8.48% 0.96%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares City and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
City $206.54 million $54.31 million 19.74
City Competitors $5.59 billion $772.66 million 393.18

City’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than City. City 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for City and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
City 0 4 0 0 2.00
City Competitors 2527 9180 9057 381 2.34

City presently has a consensus target price of $68.33, indicating a potential downside of 0.81%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 1.24%. Given City’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe City is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

City has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, City’s peers have a beta of 0.77, suggesting that their average stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.


City peers beat City on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

City Company Profile

City Holding Company is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its principal activities through its subsidiary, City National Bank of West Virginia (City National). As of December 31, 2016, the City National provided banking, trust and investment management and other financial solutions through its network of 85 banking offices located in the states of West Virginia, Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio. City National offers various products and services, including commercial banking, consumer banking, mortgage banking, and wealth management and trust services. City National provides credit, deposit and investment advisory products and services to rural and small community markets in addition to cities, including Charleston, Huntington, Martinsburg, Winchester, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Ashland and Lexington. City National offers a range of commercial banking services to corporations and other business customers.

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