Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) is one of 331 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 1 2 2 0 2.20
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Competitors 2094 8278 8377 324 2.36

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce presently has a consensus target price of $111.50, indicating a potential upside of 26.63%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.86%. Given Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 22.37% 17.75% 0.84%
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Competitors 19.01% 8.81% 0.94%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.3% of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce pays an annual dividend of $4.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce pays out 48.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce $12.23 billion N/A 10.60
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Competitors N/A N/A 19.24

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s peers have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce peers beat Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Company Profile

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) is a global financial institution. The Company provides a range of financial products and services to approximately 11 million individual, small business, commercial, corporate and institutional clients in Canada and around the world. The Company operates through three segments: Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Capital Markets. The Company’s Retail and Business Banking segment provides personal and business clients across Canada with financial advice, products and services in its banking centers or through remote channels, such as mobile advisors, telephone, online or mobile banking. The Company’s Wealth Management segment provides advice and investment solutions. The Company’s Capital Markets segment provides integrated credit and global markets products, investment banking advisory services and research to corporate, government and institutional clients around the world.

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