Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ: DCOM) is one of 205 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Dime Community Bancshares to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

68.0% of Dime Community Bancshares shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.6% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.7% of Dime Community Bancshares shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Dime Community Bancshares and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dime Community Bancshares 1 1 1 0 2.00
Dime Community Bancshares Competitors 349 2806 2290 65 2.38

Dime Community Bancshares currently has a consensus target price of $22.17, indicating a potential downside of 0.15%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 1.94%. Given Dime Community Bancshares’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Dime Community Bancshares has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Dime Community Bancshares has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dime Community Bancshares’ peers have a beta of 0.74, suggesting that their average share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dime Community Bancshares and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Dime Community Bancshares $153.49 million N/A 23.87
Dime Community Bancshares Competitors N/A N/A 21.61

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

Profitability

This table compares Dime Community Bancshares and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dime Community Bancshares 16.23% 8.04% 0.76%
Dime Community Bancshares Competitors 20.67% 8.78% 0.93%

Dividends

Dime Community Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Dime Community Bancshares pays out 60.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 33.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Dime Community Bancshares peers beat Dime Community Bancshares on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

About Dime Community Bancshares

Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. operates as a holding company for Dime Community Bank (the Bank), a chartered savings bank. The Company is a unitary savings and loan holding company. The Company operates through Community Banking segment. The Bank’s principal business is gathering retail deposits, and lending them primarily in multifamily residential, commercial real estate and mixed use loans, as well as investing in mortgage-backed securities (MBS), obligations of the United States Government and Government Sponsored Entities (GSEs), and corporate debt and equity securities. The Bank’s primary sources of funds are, in general, deposits; loan amortization, prepayments and maturities; MBS amortization, prepayments and maturities; investment securities maturities and sales, and advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY).

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