Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ: HBAN) is one of 328 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Huntington Bancshares to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Huntington Bancshares and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Huntington Bancshares 18.41% 11.39% 1.06%
Huntington Bancshares Competitors 19.12% 8.83% 0.94%

Risk & Volatility

Huntington Bancshares has a beta of 1.38, meaning that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Huntington Bancshares’ competitors have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Huntington Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Huntington Bancshares pays out 46.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 36.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Huntington Bancshares and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Huntington Bancshares $3.85 billion N/A 20.26
Huntington Bancshares Competitors N/A N/A 18.79

Huntington Bancshares is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.0% of Huntington Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.6% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Huntington Bancshares shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Huntington Bancshares and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Huntington Bancshares 0 4 13 0 2.76
Huntington Bancshares Competitors 1993 7950 8120 309 2.37

Huntington Bancshares presently has a consensus target price of $15.06, indicating a potential upside of 7.72%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.45%. Given Huntington Bancshares’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Huntington Bancshares is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Huntington Bancshares beats its competitors on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

About Huntington Bancshares

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Huntington) is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, including its bank subsidiary, The Huntington National Bank (the Bank), the Company provides commercial and consumer banking services, mortgage banking services, automobile financing, recreational vehicle and marine financing, equipment leasing, investment management, trust services, brokerage services, insurance programs, and other financial products and services. Its segments include Consumer and Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Commercial Real Estate and Vehicle Finance, Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group, Home Lending and Treasury/Other. The Bank offers commercial and consumer loans. Its consumer loans include automobile, home equity, residential mortgage, and recreational vehicle (RV) and marine finance loans. It offers demand deposits-noninterest-bearing, demand deposits-interest-bearing, money market deposits, and savings and other domestic deposits.

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