Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ: SHBI) is one of 310 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Shore Bancshares to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

68.5% of Shore Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Shore 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, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Shore Bancshares and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Shore Bancshares 0 0 0 0 N/A
Shore Bancshares Competitors 2135 8179 8238 329 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 2.01%. Given Shore Bancshares’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Shore Bancshares has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Shore Bancshares and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Shore Bancshares $57.30 million $9.63 million 19.28
Shore Bancshares Competitors $5.49 billion $821.37 million 367.34

Shore Bancshares’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Shore Bancshares. Shore Bancshares is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Shore Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Shore Bancshares pays out 31.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Shore Bancshares 17.61% 7.20% 0.90%
Shore Bancshares Competitors 18.44% 8.30% 0.93%

Volatility & Risk

Shore Bancshares has a beta of 0.13, meaning that its stock price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Shore Bancshares’ competitors have a beta of 0.79, meaning that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Shore Bancshares competitors beat Shore Bancshares on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

Shore Bancshares Company Profile

Shore Bancshares, Inc. is a financial holding company. The Company acts as the parent company to several financial institution and insurance entities. The Company has two business segments: Community Banking, and Insurance Products and Services. Its Community Banking segment provides services to consumers and small businesses on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and in Delaware. The Company is engaged in the banking business through CNB, a Maryland commercial bank with trust powers and The Talbot Bank of Easton, a Maryland commercial bank (the Banks). Its Insurance Products and Services segment provides a range of insurance products and services to businesses and consumers in the Company’s market areas. The Banks provide a range of commercial and consumer banking products and services to individuals, businesses, and other organizations in Kent County, Queen Anne’s County, Caroline County, Talbot County and Dorchester County in Maryland and in Kent County, Delaware.

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