American National Bankshares (AMNB) versus Its Rivals Financial Review

American National Bankshares (NASDAQ: AMNB) is one of 309 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare American National Bankshares to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for American National Bankshares and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American National Bankshares 0 3 0 0 2.00
American National Bankshares Competitors 2140 8317 8405 330 2.36

American National Bankshares presently has a consensus target price of $39.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.22%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 1.71%. Given American National Bankshares’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe American National Bankshares has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares American National Bankshares and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
American National Bankshares $69.68 million $16.30 million 20.68
American National Bankshares Competitors $5.51 billion $821.37 million 381.17

American National Bankshares’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than American National Bankshares. American National Bankshares 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.

Dividends

American National Bankshares pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. American National Bankshares pays out 48.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

33.3% of American National Bankshares shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.4% of American National Bankshares shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares American National Bankshares and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American National Bankshares 23.04% 8.39% 0.99%
American National Bankshares Competitors 18.56% 8.32% 0.94%

Risk & Volatility

American National Bankshares has a beta of 0.74, suggesting that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American National Bankshares’ peers have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

American National Bankshares peers beat American National Bankshares on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About American National Bankshares

American National Bankshares Inc. is a one-bank holding company. American National Bank and Trust Company (the Bank) is the only banking subsidiary of the Company. The Company operates through two segments: community banking, and trust and investment services. The Community banking segment involves making loans to and generating deposits from individuals and businesses. All assets and liabilities of the Company are allocated to community banking. Investment income from securities is also allocated to the community banking segment. Loan fee income, service charges from deposit accounts and non-deposit fees, such as automated teller machine fees and insurance commissions generate additional income for community banking. Trust and investment services include estate planning, trust account administration, investment management and retail brokerage. The trust and investment services division receives fees for investment and administrative services.

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