First Hawaiian (NASDAQ: FHB) is one of 200 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare First Hawaiian to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares First Hawaiian and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Hawaiian 30.22% 9.02% 1.14%
First Hawaiian Competitors 20.38% 8.68% 0.92%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for First Hawaiian and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Hawaiian 0 3 1 0 2.25
First Hawaiian Competitors 387 2932 2352 68 2.37

First Hawaiian presently has a consensus price target of $32.75, suggesting a potential upside of 11.89%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 6.03%. Given First Hawaiian’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe First Hawaiian is more favorable than its peers.

Dividends

First Hawaiian pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. First Hawaiian pays out 53.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

35.7% of First Hawaiian shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.0% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of First Hawaiian shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares First Hawaiian and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
First Hawaiian $736.12 million $230.17 million 17.74
First Hawaiian Competitors $338.81 million $71.86 million 21.17

First Hawaiian has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. First Hawaiian is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

First Hawaiian has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Hawaiian’s peers have a beta of 0.75, meaning that their average stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

First Hawaiian beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About First Hawaiian

First Hawaiian, Inc., formerly BancWest Corporation, is a bank holding company. The Company owns First Hawaiian Bank. It operates through three segments: Retail Banking, which includes the financial products and services it provides to consumers, small businesses and certain commercial customers; Commercial Banking, which includes its corporate banking, residential and commercial real estate loans, commercial lease financing, auto dealer financing, deposit products and credit cards, and Treasury and Other, which includes its treasury business, which consists of corporate asset and liability management activities, including interest rate risk management. It provides a range of deposit accounts and lending services to commercial and consumer customers, as well as credit card products, wealth management services and merchant processing services. It provides a range of banking services to consumer and commercial customers, including deposit products, lending services and wealth management.

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