CVB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CVBF) is one of 323 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare CVB Financial Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

67.6% of CVB Financial Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.0% of CVB Financial Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% 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 is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

CVB Financial Corporation has a beta of 1.53, suggesting that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CVB Financial Corporation’s peers have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CVB Financial Corporation 35.33% 10.67% 1.32%
CVB Financial Corporation Competitors 18.60% 8.78% 0.93%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CVB Financial Corporation and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CVB Financial Corporation $312.74 million N/A 21.21
CVB Financial Corporation Competitors N/A N/A 17.70

CVB Financial Corporation 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for CVB Financial Corporation and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CVB Financial Corporation 0 5 0 0 2.00
CVB Financial Corporation Competitors 2603 8887 8457 392 2.33

CVB Financial Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $21.40, suggesting a potential upside of 0.90%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 2.18%. Given CVB Financial Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CVB Financial Corporation is more favorable than its peers.


CVB Financial Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. CVB Financial Corporation pays out 56.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 36.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


CVB Financial Corporation beats its peers on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

CVB Financial Corporation Company Profile

CVB Financial Corp. (CVB) is the bank holding company for Citizens Business Bank (the Bank). The Bank operates through two segments: Business Financial and Commercial Banking Centers (Centers), and Other Operations. The Company’s administrative and other smaller operating departments are combined into the Other segment. As of December 31, 2016, there were 42 Business Financial Centers and eight Commercial Banking Centers located in the Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and the Central Valley area of California. Its trust offices are located in Ontario, Newport Beach and Pasadena. These offices serve as sales offices for the Bank’s wealth management, trust and investment products. It also offers specialized services designed for commercial customers. These services include cash management systems for monitoring cash flow, a credit card program for merchants, courier pick-up and delivery, and payroll services.

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