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 profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Risk and Volatility
Hingham Institution for Savings has a beta of 0.74, suggesting that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hingham Institution for Savings’ competitors have a beta of 0.74, suggesting that their average stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.
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||23.67%||7.45%||1.17%|
This is a summary of current recommendations for Hingham Institution for Savings and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|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||138||512||563||19||2.38|
As a group, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies have a potential upside of 25.53%. Given Hingham Institution for Savings’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hingham Institution for Savings has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Hingham Institution for Savings and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hingham Institution for Savings||$82.47 million||$25.76 million||16.91|
|Hingham Institution for Savings Competitors||$464.83 million||$28.28 million||283.99|
Hingham Institution for Savings’ competitors have higher revenue and 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.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
28.5% of Hingham Institution for Savings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.0% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.1% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Hingham Institution for Savings pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. 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 1.5% and pay out 26.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Hingham Institution for Savings competitors beat Hingham Institution for Savings on 10 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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