Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK) is one of 311 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Guaranty Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Guaranty Bancorp and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Guaranty Bancorp 0 3 2 0 2.40
Guaranty Bancorp Competitors 2144 8445 8492 327 2.36

Guaranty Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $29.13, suggesting a potential downside of 0.60%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 3.89%. Given Guaranty Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Guaranty Bancorp is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Guaranty Bancorp has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Guaranty Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.80, suggesting that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Guaranty Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Guaranty Bancorp 24.17% 11.20% 1.19%
Guaranty Bancorp Competitors 18.43% 8.27% 0.93%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

70.2% of Guaranty Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.4% of Guaranty Bancorp 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Guaranty Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Guaranty Bancorp pays out 37.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Guaranty Bancorp lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Guaranty Bancorp and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Guaranty Bancorp $119.11 million $24.72 million 21.87
Guaranty Bancorp Competitors $5.53 billion $818.14 million 375.92

Guaranty Bancorp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Guaranty Bancorp. Guaranty Bancorp 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.


Guaranty Bancorp rivals beat Guaranty Bancorp on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Guaranty Bancorp

Guaranty Bancorp is a bank holding company. The Company’s bank subsidiary is Guaranty Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 32 branches and two investment management firms, Private Capital Management LLC (PCM) and Cherry Hills Investment Advisors Inc. (CHIA), in Colorado through the Bank. The Bank provides banking and other financial services, including commercial and industrial loans, real estate loans, construction loans, consumer loans and agriculture loans across its targeted Colorado markets to consumers and small to medium-sized businesses, including the owners and employees of those businesses. Along with loans and depository services, the Bank also provides wealth management solutions, including trust and investment management services. The Bank’s commercial and industrial loan portfolio consists of operating loans secured by business assets.

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