Heritage Financial Group (NASDAQ: HBOS) is one of 201 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Heritage Financial Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Heritage Financial Group and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Heritage Financial Group||N/A||N/A||25.36|
|Heritage Financial Group Competitors||$345.90 million||$71.86 million||22.04|
This table compares Heritage Financial Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Heritage Financial Group||12.90%||9.62%||0.89%|
|Heritage Financial Group Competitors||20.33%||8.69%||0.93%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
46.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
Heritage Financial Group has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Heritage Financial Group’s rivals have a beta of 0.75, indicating that their average share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Heritage Financial Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Heritage Financial Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Heritage Financial Group Competitors||514||3102||2489||87||2.35|
As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 2.67%. Given Heritage Financial Group’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Heritage Financial Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Heritage Financial Group rivals beat Heritage Financial Group on 7 of the 9 factors compared.
About Heritage Financial Group
Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (Heritage) is a bank holding company. Heritage conducts commercial banking, retail banking, mortgage banking and wealth management activities through its wholly owned subsidiary, HeritageBank of the South (the Bank). As of December 31, 2014, the Bank operated in Georgia, Florida and Alabama through 36 banking locations, 21 mortgage offices, and 5 investment offices. The Bank provides credit based products, deposit accounts, corporate cash management, investment support and other services to commercial and retail clients. As of December 31, 2014, the Company had total assets of $1.7 billion. The Company offers various types of loans, including, residential real estate loans; commercial real estate loans; construction and land loans; commercial and industrial loans, and consumer and other loans.
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