UMB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: UMBF) is one of 207 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare UMB Financial Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for UMB Financial Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UMB Financial Corporation 1 4 1 0 2.00
UMB Financial Corporation Competitors 380 2903 2375 70 2.37

UMB Financial Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $75.50, suggesting a potential upside of 1.06%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.41%. Given UMB Financial Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe UMB Financial Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

UMB Financial Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. UMB Financial Corporation pays out 29.4% 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. UMB Financial Corporation has raised its dividend for 12 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.5% of UMB Financial Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.1% of UMB Financial Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares UMB Financial Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UMB Financial Corporation 16.59% 8.81% 0.87%
UMB Financial Corporation Competitors 19.77% 8.38% 0.88%

Volatility & Risk

UMB Financial Corporation has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UMB Financial Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.74, meaning that their average share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares UMB Financial Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
UMB Financial Corporation $972.49 million N/A 21.53
UMB Financial Corporation Competitors N/A N/A 25.80

UMB Financial Corporation 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.

Summary

UMB Financial Corporation competitors beat UMB Financial Corporation on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About UMB Financial Corporation

UMB Financial Corporation is a diversified financial holding company. The Company supplies banking services, institutional investment management, asset servicing and payment solutions to its customers in the United States and around the globe. The Company’s segments include Bank, which provides a range of banking services to commercial, retail, government and correspondent bank customers through the Company’s branches, call center, Internet banking and automated teller machine network; Institutional Investment Management, which provides equity and fixed income investment strategies in the intermediary and institutional markets, and Asset Servicing, which provides services to the asset management industry, supporting a range of investment products, including mutual funds, alternative investments and managed accounts. The Company’s subsidiaries include Scout Investments, Inc. (Scout), an institutional asset-management company, and UMB Fund Services, Inc. (UMBFS).

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