Banner Corporation (NASDAQ: BANR) is one of 327 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Banner Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Banner Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Banner Corporation 0 3 1 0 2.25
Banner Corporation Competitors 2005 7977 8148 312 2.37

Banner Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $56.00, suggesting a potential downside of 8.91%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.98%. Given Banner Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Banner Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Banner Corporation 19.63% 7.50% 0.99%
Banner Corporation Competitors 19.00% 8.86% 0.94%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.6% of Banner Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of Banner Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Banner Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Banner Corporation pays out 34.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 36.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Banner Corporation $460.86 million N/A 21.35
Banner Corporation Competitors N/A N/A 18.64

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

Volatility & Risk

Banner Corporation has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Banner Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Banner Corporation Company Profile

Banner Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company is engaged in the business of planning, directing and coordinating the business activities of its subsidiaries, Banner Bank and Islanders Bank. Banner Bank is a Washington-chartered commercial bank. Banner Bank is a regional bank, which offers a range of commercial banking services and financial products to individuals, businesses and public sector entities in its primary market areas. Banner Bank is also an active participant in the secondary market, engaging in mortgage banking operations through the origination and sale of one- to four-family and multi-family residential loans. Islanders Bank is also a Washington-chartered commercial bank. Islanders Bank is a community bank, which offers similar banking services to individuals, businesses and public entities located primarily in the San Juan Islands. The Banks’ primary business is that of traditional banking institutions, accepting deposits and originating loans.

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