Associated Banc Corp (NYSE: ASB) is one of 201 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Associated Banc Corp to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Associated Banc Corp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Associated Banc Corp 0 11 0 0 2.00
Associated Banc Corp Competitors 360 2856 2309 68 2.37

Associated Banc Corp currently has a consensus target price of $25.50, suggesting a potential upside of 4.94%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 8.15%. Given Associated Banc Corp’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Associated Banc Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Associated Banc Corp pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Associated Banc Corp pays out 32.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Associated Banc Corp is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.9% of Associated Banc Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.1% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Associated Banc Corp 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 will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Associated Banc Corp and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Associated Banc Corp $1.14 billion $200.27 million 16.64
Associated Banc Corp Competitors $343.38 million $72.34 million 21.03

Associated Banc Corp has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Associated Banc Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Associated Banc Corp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Associated Banc Corp 19.54% 7.81% 0.79%
Associated Banc Corp Competitors 20.44% 8.68% 0.92%

Risk & Volatility

Associated Banc Corp has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Associated Banc Corp’s rivals have a beta of 0.74, meaning that their average share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Associated Banc Corp rivals beat Associated Banc Corp on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Associated Banc Corp Company Profile

Associated Banc-Corp is a bank holding company. The Company, through its banking subsidiary Associated Bank, National Association (the Bank) and various nonbanking subsidiaries, provides a range of banking and non-banking products and services to individuals. The Company operates through three segments: Corporate and Commercial Specialty; Community, Consumer, and Business, and Risk Management and Shared Services. The Corporate and Commercial Specialty segment consists of lending and deposit solutions to businesses, developers, not-for-profits, municipalities and financial institutions. The Corporate and Commercial Specialty segment consists of lending and deposit solutions to businesses, developers, not-for-profits, municipalities and financial institutions. The Risk Management and Shared Services segment includes Corporate Risk Management, Credit Administration, Finance, Treasury, Operations and Technology, which are shared functions.

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