CenterState Banks (NASDAQ: CSFL) is one of 331 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare CenterState Banks to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

71.4% of CenterState Banks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of CenterState Banks shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for CenterState Banks and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CenterState Banks 0 3 0 0 2.00
CenterState Banks Competitors 2086 8264 8367 323 2.36

CenterState Banks presently has a consensus price target of $28.50, indicating a potential upside of 6.98%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.81%. Given CenterState Banks’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe CenterState Banks is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

CenterState Banks has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CenterState Banks’ peers have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares CenterState Banks and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CenterState Banks 23.39% 11.18% 1.35%
CenterState Banks Competitors 18.85% 8.83% 0.94%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CenterState Banks and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CenterState Banks $260.07 million N/A 20.98
CenterState Banks Competitors N/A N/A 19.49

CenterState Banks is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

CenterState Banks pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. CenterState Banks pays out 18.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

CenterState Banks Company Profile

CenterState Bank Corporation, formerly CenterState Banks, Inc., is a financial holding company, which owns CenterState Bank of Florida, N.A. (CenterState Bank or the Bank). The Company provides a range of consumer and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses and industries. The Company’s segments include commercial and retail banking, correspondent banking and capital markets division, and corporate overhead and administration. Its commercial and retail banking segment provides traditional deposit and lending products and services to its commercial and retail customers. Its correspondent banking and capital markets segment operates as a division within its subsidiary bank, which provides hedging services, loan brokerage and consulting services. The Bank offers a range of lending services, including consumer and commercial loans, to individuals and small businesses and organizations that are located in or conduct a substantial portion of their business in its market area.

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