HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ: HTBI) is one of 312 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare HomeTrust Bancshares to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HomeTrust Bancshares 11.28% 4.71% 0.59%
HomeTrust Bancshares Competitors 18.45% 8.31% 0.94%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.3% of HomeTrust Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.3% of HomeTrust 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares HomeTrust Bancshares and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
HomeTrust Bancshares $114.88 million $11.72 million 36.78
HomeTrust Bancshares Competitors $5.49 billion $825.32 million 379.40

HomeTrust Bancshares’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than HomeTrust Bancshares. HomeTrust 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for HomeTrust Bancshares and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HomeTrust Bancshares 0 1 1 0 2.50
HomeTrust Bancshares Competitors 2154 8424 8536 332 2.36

HomeTrust Bancshares currently has a consensus price target of $28.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.28%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 5.07%. Given HomeTrust Bancshares’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe HomeTrust Bancshares is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

HomeTrust Bancshares has a beta of 0.34, indicating that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HomeTrust Bancshares’ competitors have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

HomeTrust Bancshares competitors beat HomeTrust Bancshares on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

HomeTrust Bancshares Company Profile

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company of HomeTrust Bank (the Bank). The Bank’s principal business consists of attracting deposits from the public and investing those funds, along with borrowed funds, in loans secured primarily by first and second mortgages on one- to four-family residences, including home equity loans, construction and land/lot loans, commercial real estate loans, construction and development loans, commercial and industrial loans, indirect automobile, and municipal leases. Municipal leases are secured primarily by a ground lease for a firehouse or an equipment lease for fire trucks and firefighting equipment to fire departments located throughout North and South Carolina. The Company purchases investment securities consisting primarily of securities issued by the United States Government agencies and government-sponsored enterprises, as well as certificates of deposit insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

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