Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ: HIFS) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail & Mortgage Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Hingham Institution for Savings to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
27.3% of Hingham Institution for Savings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.4% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.7% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Hingham Institution for Savings and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hingham Institution for Savings||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Hingham Institution for Savings Competitors||137||506||557||18||2.37|
As a group, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies have a potential upside of 18.90%. Given Hingham Institution for Savings’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hingham Institution for Savings has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Risk and Volatility
Hingham Institution for Savings has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hingham Institution for Savings’ competitors have a beta of 0.83, meaning that their average stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Hingham Institution for Savings pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Hingham Institution for Savings pays out 11.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 25.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Hingham Institution for Savings and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hingham Institution for Savings||31.23%||N/A||N/A|
|Hingham Institution for Savings Competitors||23.88%||7.53%||1.16%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Hingham Institution for Savings and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hingham Institution for Savings||$82.47 million||$25.76 million||19.11|
|Hingham Institution for Savings Competitors||$453.34 million||$7.06 million||273.37|
Hingham Institution for Savings’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Hingham Institution for Savings. Hingham Institution for Savings 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.
Hingham Institution for Savings competitors beat Hingham Institution for Savings on 9 of the 12 factors compared.
About Hingham Institution for Savings
Hingham Institution for Savings (the Bank) is a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank (the Bank). The Bank is principally engaged in the business of residential and commercial real estate mortgage lending, funded by a retail deposit network and borrowings. The Bank provides a range of financial services to individuals and small businesses through its approximately 10 offices in Boston and southeastern Massachusetts. Its primary deposit products are savings, checking, and term certificate accounts, and its primary lending products are residential and commercial mortgage loans secured by properties in Eastern Massachusetts. The Bank offers personal checking accounts, money market and savings accounts, as well as longer term certificates of deposit for individuals, businesses, non-profits, cities and towns. The Bank’s loan portfolio includes residential real estate, commercial real estate, construction, home equity, commercial and consumer segments.
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