Head to Head Survey: Camden National (CAC) versus The Competition

Camden National (NASDAQ: CAC) is one of 313 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Camden National to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Camden National 24.70% 10.56% 1.07%
Camden National Competitors 18.51% 8.27% 0.93%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Camden National $169.25 million $40.06 million 15.83
Camden National Competitors $5.55 billion $833.70 million 391.99

Camden National’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Camden National. Camden National 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Camden National and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Camden National 0 1 0 0 2.00
Camden National Competitors 2424 8869 8845 370 2.35

Camden National presently has a consensus target price of $48.00, indicating a potential upside of 11.45%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 9.49%. Given Camden National’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Camden National is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.4% of Camden National shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Camden National 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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Camden National pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Camden National pays out 36.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 34.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Camden National has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Camden National’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Camden National rivals beat Camden National on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Camden National Company Profile

Camden National Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company is a diversified financial services provider. The primary business of the Company and its subsidiary, Camden National Bank (the Bank), is to attract deposits from, and to extend loans to, consumer, institutional, municipal, non-profit and commercial customers. The Company, through the Bank, offers commercial and consumer banking products and services, and through Camden Financial Consultants and Camden National Wealth Management, divisions of the Bank, brokerage and insurance services, as well as investment management and fiduciary services. The Bank is a national banking association. The Company had 61 banking centers, 84 automated teller machines and three lending offices as of December 31, 2016. The Company operates and manages the Bank’s business within Maine’s various regions, including Mid Coast, Southern, Central, Bangor and Downeast. Healthcare Professional Funding Corporation is a subsidiary of the Bank.

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