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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bancolombia 14.85% 13.26% 1.51%
Bancolombia Competitors 18.49% 8.35% 0.94%

Dividends

Bancolombia pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Bancolombia pays out 30.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Bancolombia is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Bancolombia and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bancolombia 3 3 1 0 1.71
Bancolombia Competitors 2157 8485 8546 332 2.36

Bancolombia presently has a consensus target price of $43.67, indicating a potential upside of 11.74%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 4.95%. Given Bancolombia’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Bancolombia is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

13.3% of Bancolombia shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bancolombia and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bancolombia $5.96 billion $859.59 million 9.24
Bancolombia Competitors $5.49 billion $825.32 million 378.72

Bancolombia has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Bancolombia 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.

Summary

Bancolombia rivals beat Bancolombia on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Bancolombia

Bancolombia S.A. (Bancolombia) is a financial institution engaged in providing a range of financial products and services to a diversified individual, corporate, and government customer base throughout Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean region. The Bank operates through 10 segments: Banking Colombia, Banking Panama, Banking El Salvador, Leasing, Trust, Investment Banking, Brokerage, Off Shore and All other. It delivers its products and services through its regional network comprising Colombia’s non-Government owned banking network, El Salvador’s financial conglomerate by gross loans, Guatemala’s bank, Panama’s bank and off-shore banking subsidiaries in Panama, Cayman and Puerto Rico, as well as subsidiaries in Peru. The Bank and its subsidiaries offer Savings And Investment, Ahorro A La Mano, Financing, Mortgage Banking, Factoring, Financial and Operating Leases, Capital Markets, eTrading, Cash Management, Foreign Currency, Bancassurance, Investment Banking and Trust Services.

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