Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK) is one of 311 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Guaranty Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Guaranty Bancorp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Guaranty Bancorp Competitors||2158||8490||8554||332||2.36|
Risk and Volatility
Guaranty Bancorp has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Guaranty Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
70.2% of Guaranty Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.4% of Guaranty Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Guaranty Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Guaranty Bancorp Competitors||18.55%||8.35%||0.94%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Guaranty Bancorp and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Guaranty Bancorp||$119.11 million||$24.72 million||21.88|
|Guaranty Bancorp Competitors||$5.50 billion||$825.32 million||374.27|
Guaranty Bancorp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Guaranty Bancorp. Guaranty 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.
Guaranty Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Guaranty Bancorp pays out 37.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Guaranty Bancorp lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.
Guaranty Bancorp competitors beat Guaranty Bancorp on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Guaranty Bancorp Company Profile
Guaranty Bancorp is a bank holding company. The Company’s bank subsidiary is Guaranty Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 32 branches and two investment management firms, Private Capital Management LLC (PCM) and Cherry Hills Investment Advisors Inc. (CHIA), in Colorado through the Bank. The Bank provides banking and other financial services, including commercial and industrial loans, real estate loans, construction loans, consumer loans and agriculture loans across its targeted Colorado markets to consumers and small to medium-sized businesses, including the owners and employees of those businesses. Along with loans and depository services, the Bank also provides wealth management solutions, including trust and investment management services. The Bank’s commercial and industrial loan portfolio consists of operating loans secured by business assets.
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