Contrasting Hingham Institution for Savings (HIFS) & Its Competitors

Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ: HIFS) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail & Mortgage Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Hingham Institution for Savings to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

29.1% of Hingham Institution for Savings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.0% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.1% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Hingham Institution for Savings pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Hingham Institution for Savings pays out 11.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 26.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Hingham Institution for Savings and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hingham Institution for Savings 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hingham Institution for Savings Competitors 141 516 567 19 2.37

As a group, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies have a potential upside of 24.99%. Given Hingham Institution for Savings’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hingham Institution for Savings has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hingham Institution for Savings and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hingham Institution for Savings $82.47 million $25.76 million 17.20
Hingham Institution for Savings Competitors $466.20 million $34.87 million 280.07

Hingham Institution for Savings’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Hingham Institution for Savings. Hingham Institution for Savings 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.

Profitability

This table compares Hingham Institution for Savings and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hingham Institution for Savings 31.23% N/A N/A
Hingham Institution for Savings Competitors 20.41% 7.33% 1.14%

Risk and Volatility

Hingham Institution for Savings has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hingham Institution for Savings’ rivals have a beta of 0.75, meaning that their average share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hingham Institution for Savings rivals beat Hingham Institution for Savings on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

Hingham Institution for Savings Company Profile

Hingham Institution for Savings (the Bank) is a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank (the Bank). The Bank is principally engaged in the business of residential and commercial real estate mortgage lending, funded by a retail deposit network and borrowings. The Bank provides a range of financial services to individuals and small businesses through its approximately 10 offices in Boston and southeastern Massachusetts. Its primary deposit products are savings, checking, and term certificate accounts, and its primary lending products are residential and commercial mortgage loans secured by properties in Eastern Massachusetts. The Bank offers personal checking accounts, money market and savings accounts, as well as longer term certificates of deposit for individuals, businesses, non-profits, cities and towns. The Bank’s loan portfolio includes residential real estate, commercial real estate, construction, home equity, commercial and consumer segments.

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