Head to Head Contrast: City (CHCO) & Its Competitors

City (NASDAQ: CHCO) is one of 295 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare City to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for City and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
City 0 3 0 0 2.00
City Competitors 2387 8622 8561 359 2.35

City presently has a consensus price target of $68.33, suggesting a potential downside of 1.18%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 9.54%. Given City’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe City is more favorable than its peers.


City pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. City pays out 47.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 36.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.0% of City shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of City shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
City 29.25% 12.34% 1.45%
City Competitors 18.00% 8.18% 0.92%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares City and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
City $190.98 million $52.12 million 18.01
City Competitors $5.91 billion $872.29 million 419.36

City’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than City. City 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 and Volatility

City has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, City’s peers have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.


City peers beat City on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

City Company Profile

City Holding Company is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its principal activities through its subsidiary, City National Bank of West Virginia (City National). As of December 31, 2016, the City National provided banking, trust and investment management and other financial solutions through its network of 85 banking offices located in the states of West Virginia, Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio. City National offers various products and services, including commercial banking, consumer banking, mortgage banking, and wealth management and trust services. City National provides credit, deposit and investment advisory products and services to rural and small community markets in addition to cities, including Charleston, Huntington, Martinsburg, Winchester, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Ashland and Lexington. City National offers a range of commercial banking services to corporations and other business customers.

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