Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ: CFFN) is one of 304 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Capitol Federal Financial to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

75.3% of Capitol Federal Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.6% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Capitol Federal Financial shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Capitol Federal Financial and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Capitol Federal Financial 0 1 0 0 2.00
Capitol Federal Financial Competitors 2186 8614 8601 333 2.36

Capitol Federal Financial currently has a consensus target price of $15.00, indicating a potential upside of 9.89%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.52%. Given Capitol Federal Financial’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Capitol Federal Financial is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Capitol Federal Financial has a beta of 0.47, indicating that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Capitol Federal Financial’s peers have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Capitol Federal Financial and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Capitol Federal Financial $335.38 million $84.13 million 22.02
Capitol Federal Financial Competitors $5.61 billion $845.42 million 389.91

Capitol Federal Financial’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Capitol Federal Financial. Capitol Federal Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares Capitol Federal Financial and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Capitol Federal Financial 25.09% 6.14% 0.92%
Capitol Federal Financial Competitors 18.70% 8.37% 0.94%


Capitol Federal Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Capitol Federal Financial pays out 54.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


Capitol Federal Financial peers beat Capitol Federal Financial on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Capitol Federal Financial Company Profile

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. is the savings and loan holding company. The Company provides a range of retail banking services, through its subsidiary, Capitol Federal Savings Bank (the Bank), a federal savings bank that serves primarily the metropolitan areas of Topeka, Wichita, Lawrence, Manhattan, Emporia and Salina, Kansas and portions of the metropolitan area of greater Kansas City. The Company attracts retail deposits from the general public and invests those funds primarily in permanent loans secured by first mortgages on owner-occupied, one- to four-family residences. In addition to providing full service banking offices, it provides its customers mobile banking, telephone banking and bill payment services, and online banking and bill payment services. Its primary lending business is originating and purchasing loans secured by one- to four-family residential properties, which results in a loan concentration in residential first mortgage loans located in Kansas and Missouri.

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