National Bankshares (NASDAQ: NKSH) is one of 201 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare National Bankshares to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.
Volatility & Risk
National Bankshares has a beta of 0.23, meaning that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Bankshares’ competitors have a beta of 0.67, meaning that their average share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares National Bankshares and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|National Bankshares Competitors||18.47%||8.58%||0.92%|
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for National Bankshares and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|National Bankshares Competitors||572||3270||2613||92||2.34|
National Bankshares presently has a consensus price target of $46.00, suggesting a potential upside of 18.25%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 7.79%. Given National Bankshares’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe National Bankshares is more favorable than its competitors.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares National Bankshares and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|National Bankshares||$50.86 million||$14.94 million||18.79|
|National Bankshares Competitors||$390.36 million||$87.25 million||8.43|
National Bankshares’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than National Bankshares. National Bankshares is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
36.6% of National Bankshares shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of National Bankshares shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
National Bankshares pays an annual dividend of $1.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. National Bankshares pays out 58.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 37.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
National Bankshares competitors beat National Bankshares on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About National Bankshares
National Bankshares, Inc. is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its operations through its community bank subsidiary, the National Bank of Blacksburg (NBB or the Bank). NBB offers a range of retail and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, non-profits and local governments. NBB has telephone and Internet banking. NBB focuses lending on small and mid-sized businesses and individuals. The Company’s investment portfolio includes corporate bonds. It also invests in municipal bonds. NBI’s primary source of funds is deposits. Deposit products offered by the Bank include interest-bearing and non-interest bearing demand deposit accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts. The Company owns National Bankshares Financial Services, Inc. (NBFS), which does business as National Bankshares Insurance Services and National Bankshares Investment Services.
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