Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ: SAL) is one of 206 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Salisbury Bancorp to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Salisbury Bancorp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Salisbury Bancorp 0 0 1 0 3.00
Salisbury Bancorp Competitors 838 3913 2834 114 2.29

Salisbury Bancorp currently has a consensus price target of $51.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.57%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 5.81%. Given Salisbury Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Salisbury Bancorp is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Salisbury Bancorp and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Salisbury Bancorp $37.72 million N/A 18.87
Salisbury Bancorp Competitors N/A N/A 23.99

Salisbury Bancorp 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.

Profitability

This table compares Salisbury Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Salisbury Bancorp 15.96% 7.28% 0.73%
Salisbury Bancorp Competitors 19.75% 8.40% 0.88%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

9.7% of Salisbury Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.4% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.8% of Salisbury Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Salisbury Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Salisbury Bancorp pays out 45.0% 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.

Risk & Volatility

Salisbury Bancorp has a beta of 0.64, indicating that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Salisbury Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.73, indicating that their average share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Salisbury Bancorp competitors beat Salisbury Bancorp on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About Salisbury Bancorp

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). The Bank is a Connecticut-chartered and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the FDIC) insured commercial bank. The Bank provides commercial banking, consumer financing, retail banking and trust and wealth advisory services through a network of over 10 banking offices and approximately nine automated teller machines (ATMs). The Bank originates commercial loans, commercial real estate loans, residential and commercial construction loans, residential real estate loans collateralized by one- to four- family residences, home equity lines of credit, fixed rate loans and other consumer loans. The Bank’s securities portfolio include the United States Government and Agency securities, mortgage-backed securities, collateralized mortgage obligations and tax exempt municipal bonds. The Bank uses deposits, repayments and sales, and borrowings to fund lending, investing and general operations.

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