Critical Comparison: Cadence Bancorp (CADE) & Its Competitors

Cadence Bancorp (NYSE: CADE) is one of 311 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Cadence Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.


This table compares Cadence Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cadence Bancorp 20.60% 9.71% 1.21%
Cadence Bancorp Competitors 17.31% 8.35% 0.94%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Cadence Bancorp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cadence Bancorp 0 3 5 0 2.63
Cadence Bancorp Competitors 2524 9125 8974 380 2.34

Cadence Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $26.86, indicating a potential downside of 1.80%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 2.52%. Given Cadence Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cadence Bancorp is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

10.8% of Cadence Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.7% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cadence Bancorp and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cadence Bancorp $430.78 million $102.35 million 21.71
Cadence Bancorp Competitors $5.59 billion $772.66 million 377.68

Cadence Bancorp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Cadence Bancorp. Cadence Bancorp 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.

Cadence Bancorp Company Profile

Cadence Bancorporation is a bank holding company. The Company is focused on middle-market commercial lending, complemented by retail banking and wealth management services, and provides a broad range of banking services to businesses, individuals and business owners. It operates through three segments: Banking, Financial Services and Corporate. Banking Segment offers a range of deposit products and lending services through its Commercial Banking, Retail Banking and Private Banking business lines. Financial Services segment provides an integrated set of investment, retirement, estate, college and business succession planning, retail brokerage, personal and institutional trust services and insurance services through three product lines: Investment Management, Trust Services, and Insurance Services. The Corporate Segment reflects parent-only activities, including debt and capital raising, and intercompany eliminations.

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