LCNB Corporation (NASDAQ: LCNB) is one of 206 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare LCNB Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

LCNB Corporation has a beta of 0.37, suggesting that its stock price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LCNB Corporation’s peers have a beta of 0.73, suggesting that their average stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.9% of LCNB Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.4% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.2% of LCNB Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% 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 is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares LCNB Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
LCNB Corporation $50.43 million N/A 14.84
LCNB Corporation Competitors N/A N/A 24.19

LCNB Corporation 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.

Dividends

LCNB Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. LCNB Corporation pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LCNB Corporation 23.44% 8.78% 0.97%
LCNB Corporation Competitors 19.71% 8.38% 0.88%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for LCNB Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LCNB Corporation 0 2 0 0 2.00
LCNB Corporation Competitors 838 3908 2834 114 2.29

LCNB Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 26.32%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 4.64%. Given LCNB Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe LCNB Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

LCNB Corporation peers beat LCNB Corporation on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About LCNB Corporation

LCNB Corp. (LCNB) is a financial holding company. The Company’s subsidiary includes LCNB National Bank (the Bank). The Bank offers commercial and personal banking services. Its services include safe deposit boxes, night depositories, cashier’s checks, utility bill collections, notary public service, mobile banking and other services tailored for both individuals and businesses. Its loan products include commercial and industrial loans, commercial and residential real estate loans, various types of consumer loans and small business administration loans. Its investment portfolio includes securities available-for-sale, such as the United States Treasury notes, the United States Agency notes, Certificates of deposit, and Equity securities. Its deposit services include checking accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, lifetime checking accounts, individual retirement accounts and certificates of deposit.

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