Financial Analysis: Hudson Valley (HVB) versus Its Rivals

Hudson Valley (NYSE: HVB) is one of 310 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Hudson Valley to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hudson Valley and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudson Valley N/A N/A 51.29
Hudson Valley Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 377.85

Hudson Valley’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Hudson Valley. Hudson Valley 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 summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Hudson Valley and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudson Valley 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hudson Valley Competitors 2265 8674 8611 359 2.35

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 9.99%. Given Hudson Valley’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hudson Valley has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Hudson Valley and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hudson Valley 17.98% 6.34% 0.61%
Hudson Valley Competitors 18.66% 8.19% 0.92%

Summary

Hudson Valley competitors beat Hudson Valley on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

About Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Holding Corp. (Hudson Valley) is a bank holding company. The Company provides financial services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Hudson Valley Bank, N.A. (HVB or the Bank), a national banking association. HVB has 17 branch offices in Westchester County, New York, four in Manhattan, New York, four in Bronx County, New York, two in Rockland County, New York, and one in Kings County, New York. The Company provides asset-based lending products through a wholly owned subsidiary of HVB, HVB Capital Credit LLC. The Company provides equipment loan and lease financing through a wholly owned subsidiary of HVB, HVB Equipment Capital, LLC. The Company’s principal customers are businesses, professionals, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. In addition, the Company also offers a software application designed to meet the administrative needs of bankruptcy trustees through a marketing and licensing agreement with the application vendor.

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