Comparing Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) (CLBH) & The Competition

Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) (NASDAQ: CLBH) is one of 315 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) 14.33% 7.32% 0.68%
Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) Competitors 18.42% 8.29% 0.93%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

48.9% of Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.8% of Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) 0 0 0 0 N/A
Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) Competitors 2147 8483 8536 332 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 1.97%. Given Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC)’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) N/A N/A 27.71
Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) Competitors $5.49 billion $825.32 million 382.55

Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC)’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC). Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) 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.

Risk and Volatility

Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) has a beta of 0.17, indicating that its stock price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC)’s competitors have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) competitors beat Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Carolina Bank Holding Inc. (NC) Company Profile

Carolina Bank Holdings, Inc. is a bank holding company of the Carolina Bank (the Bank). The Bank engages in a general banking business in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph and Forsyth Counties, North Carolina. The Company operates through three segments: the Commercial/Retail Bank, the Mortgage Banking Division and the Holding Company. The Bank’s operations are commercially oriented and directed to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses located in its market area and its deposits and loans are derived from customers in its geographic market. It provides commercial and consumer banking services, including personal and commercial checking and savings accounts, money market accounts, individual retirement accounts and related business and individual banking services. It offers loans, which include construction and development loans, commercial real estate loans, home equity lines, residential real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, and consumer and other loans.

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