Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ: EBMT) is one of 313 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Eagle Bancorp Montana to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Eagle Bancorp Montana pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Eagle Bancorp Montana pays out 27.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eagle Bancorp Montana 11.85% 8.46% 0.75%
Eagle Bancorp Montana Competitors 18.43% 8.27% 0.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Eagle Bancorp Montana and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eagle Bancorp Montana 0 0 0 0 N/A
Eagle Bancorp Montana Competitors 2160 8417 8496 332 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 5.52%. Given Eagle Bancorp Montana’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Eagle Bancorp Montana has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Eagle Bancorp Montana has a beta of 0.39, suggesting that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eagle Bancorp Montana’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

26.6% of Eagle Bancorp Montana shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.9% of Eagle Bancorp Montana shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Eagle Bancorp Montana and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Eagle Bancorp Montana $39.90 million N/A 16.43
Eagle Bancorp Montana Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 375.03

Eagle Bancorp Montana’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Eagle Bancorp Montana. Eagle Bancorp Montana 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

Eagle Bancorp Montana rivals beat Eagle Bancorp Montana on 9 of the 11 factors compared.

About Eagle Bancorp Montana

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. is the bank holding company for Opportunity Bank of Montana (the Bank). The Bank is a Montana-chartered commercial bank. The Bank has equity investments in Certified Development Entities, which have received allocations of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC). The Company offers wealth management services at its locations through financial advisors employed by the Bank. The Bank originates residential mortgages (one- to four-family) and commercial real estate loans, real estate construction loans, home equity loans, consumer loans and commercial loans. The Bank offers a range of deposit accounts, which include certificates of deposit accounts ranging in terms from 90 days to 5 years, as well as, checking, savings and money market accounts. Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are included in certificates of deposit.

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