CPB (NYSE: CPF) is one of 207 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare CPB to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.4% of CPB shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.1% of CPB shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares CPB and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CPB 22.59% 9.52% 0.90%
CPB Competitors 19.72% 8.36% 0.88%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for CPB and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CPB 0 2 1 0 2.33
CPB Competitors 379 2897 2371 69 2.37

CPB currently has a consensus price target of $30.25, indicating a potential downside of 7.09%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.71%. Given CPB’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CPB has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

CPB has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CPB’s rivals have a beta of 0.74, indicating that their average stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

CPB pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. CPB pays out 45.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 35.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CPB and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CPB $204.25 million N/A 20.74
CPB Competitors N/A N/A 25.88

CPB 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.

CPB Company Profile

Central Pacific Financial Corp. is the bank holding company of Central Pacific Bank (the Bank). The Company’s segments include Banking Operations, Treasury and All Others. The Banking Operations segment includes construction and real estate development lending, commercial lending, residential mortgage lending, consumer lending, trust services, retail brokerage services and its retail branch offices, which provide a range of deposit and loan products, as well as various other banking services. The Treasury segment is responsible for managing the Company’s investment securities portfolio and wholesale funding activities. The All Others segment includes activities, such as electronic banking, data processing and management of Bank-owned properties. The Company also offers wealth management products and services, such as non-deposit investment products, annuities, insurance, investment management, asset custody, and general consultation and planning services.

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