First Hawaiian (NASDAQ: FHB) is one of 200 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare First Hawaiian to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares First Hawaiian and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Hawaiian 30.22% 9.02% 1.14%
First Hawaiian Competitors 20.49% 8.73% 0.92%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares First Hawaiian and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
First Hawaiian $736.12 million $230.17 million 17.86
First Hawaiian Competitors $338.81 million $71.86 million 21.79

First Hawaiian has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. First Hawaiian is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

First Hawaiian has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Hawaiian’s competitors have a beta of 0.74, suggesting that their average stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for First Hawaiian and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Hawaiian 0 3 1 0 2.25
First Hawaiian Competitors 399 2984 2393 70 2.37

First Hawaiian currently has a consensus target price of $33.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.98%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 5.82%. Given First Hawaiian’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe First Hawaiian is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

First Hawaiian pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. First Hawaiian pays out 53.3% 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 35.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

35.7% of First Hawaiian shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.9% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of First Hawaiian shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

First Hawaiian beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About First Hawaiian

First Hawaiian, Inc., formerly BancWest Corporation, is a bank holding company. The Company owns First Hawaiian Bank. It operates through three segments: Retail Banking, which includes the financial products and services it provides to consumers, small businesses and certain commercial customers; Commercial Banking, which includes its corporate banking, residential and commercial real estate loans, commercial lease financing, auto dealer financing, deposit products and credit cards, and Treasury and Other, which includes its treasury business, which consists of corporate asset and liability management activities, including interest rate risk management. It provides a range of deposit accounts and lending services to commercial and consumer customers, as well as credit card products, wealth management services and merchant processing services. It provides a range of banking services to consumer and commercial customers, including deposit products, lending services and wealth management.

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