First Interstate Bancsystem (NASDAQ: FIBK) is one of 308 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare First Interstate Bancsystem to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

45.2% of First Interstate Bancsystem shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 38.2% of First Interstate Bancsystem 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, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for First Interstate Bancsystem and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Interstate Bancsystem 0 1 3 0 2.75
First Interstate Bancsystem Competitors 2419 8762 8763 370 2.35

First Interstate Bancsystem presently has a consensus price target of $45.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.14%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 9.38%. Given First Interstate Bancsystem’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe First Interstate Bancsystem is more favorable than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

First Interstate Bancsystem has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Interstate Bancsystem’s peers have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

First Interstate Bancsystem pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. First Interstate Bancsystem pays out 48.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares First Interstate Bancsystem and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
First Interstate Bancsystem $433.92 million $95.63 million 21.11
First Interstate Bancsystem Competitors $5.55 billion $833.70 million 398.57

First Interstate Bancsystem’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than First Interstate Bancsystem. First Interstate Bancsystem 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Interstate Bancsystem 19.90% 9.40% 1.06%
First Interstate Bancsystem Competitors 18.54% 8.24% 0.93%

Summary

First Interstate Bancsystem beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

First Interstate Bancsystem Company Profile

First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. is a financial and bank holding company. The Company, through its bank subsidiary First Interstate Bank (the Bank), delivers a range of banking products and services to individuals, businesses, municipalities and other entities. The Company also, through its subsidiary Bank of the Cascades, offers full-service community banking through 46 branches in Oregon, Idaho and Washington. The Company operates through community banking segment. Its community banking segment provides customers with commercial and consumer banking products and services in its market areas through community service activities. In addition to its primary emphasis on commercial and consumer banking services, the Company also offers trust, employee benefit, investment and insurance services through its bank subsidiary. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 80 banking offices, including detached drive-up facilities, in 46 communities located in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota.

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