South Plains Financial (NASDAQ: SPFI) is one of 270 publicly-traded companies in the “State commercial banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare South Plains Financial to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Dividends

South Plains Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. South Plains Financial pays out 7.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “State commercial banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.4% and pay out 29.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares South Plains Financial and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
South Plains Financial 15.41% 11.68% 1.05%
South Plains Financial Competitors 22.09% 10.55% 1.19%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares South Plains Financial and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
South Plains Financial $189.57 million $29.22 million 12.87
South Plains Financial Competitors $1.51 billion $281.18 million 7.09

South Plains Financial’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than South Plains Financial. South Plains Financial 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

20.9% of South Plains Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.8% of shares of all “State commercial banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.2% of shares of all “State 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for South Plains Financial and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
South Plains Financial 0 0 2 0 3.00
South Plains Financial Competitors 3542 8751 6019 366 2.17

South Plains Financial currently has a consensus price target of $21.50, indicating a potential downside of 1.15%. As a group, “State commercial banks” companies have a potential upside of 221.62%. Given South Plains Financial’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe South Plains Financial has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

South Plains Financial competitors beat South Plains Financial on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

About South Plains Financial

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