Nicolet Bankshares (NASDAQ: NCBS) is one of 200 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Nicolet Bankshares to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Nicolet Bankshares and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nicolet Bankshares 0 1 2 0 2.67
Nicolet Bankshares Competitors 393 2974 2382 70 2.37

Nicolet Bankshares presently has a consensus price target of $63.00, suggesting a potential upside of 13.94%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 4.68%. Given Nicolet Bankshares’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Nicolet Bankshares is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Nicolet Bankshares has a beta of 1.7, suggesting that its stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nicolet Bankshares’ rivals have a beta of 0.75, suggesting that their average stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Nicolet Bankshares and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Nicolet Bankshares $102.14 million $18.46 million 17.78
Nicolet Bankshares Competitors $338.81 million $71.86 million 21.53

Nicolet Bankshares’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Nicolet Bankshares. Nicolet Bankshares is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

35.4% of Nicolet Bankshares shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.9% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.9% of Nicolet Bankshares shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% 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 stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Nicolet Bankshares and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nicolet Bankshares 22.63% 9.45% 1.17%
Nicolet Bankshares Competitors 20.42% 8.69% 0.92%

Summary

Nicolet Bankshares beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Nicolet Bankshares

Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company conducts operations through its subsidiary, Nicolet National Bank (the Bank), which is a commercial bank. The Company also owns investment advisory firms, Brookfield Investment Partners, LLC, which provides investment strategy and transactional services to select community banks, and Nicolet Advisory Services, LLC, which conducts brokerage and financial advisory services primarily to individual consumers. The Bank is a service community bank, which offers traditional banking products and services, and wealth management products and services to businesses and individuals. The Company’s principal business is banking, consisting of lending and deposit gathering, as well as ancillary banking-related products and services, to businesses and individuals of the communities it serves, and the operational support to deliver, fund and manage banking products and services.

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