American National Bankshares (NASDAQ: AMNB) is one of 33 public companies in the “Banks – NEC” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare American National Bankshares to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for American National Bankshares and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American National Bankshares 0 3 0 0 2.00
American National Bankshares Competitors 88 479 358 8 2.31

American National Bankshares presently has a consensus target price of $39.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.86%. As a group, “Banks – NEC” companies have a potential downside of 10.61%. Given American National Bankshares’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe American National Bankshares is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares American National Bankshares and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
American National Bankshares $69.68 million $16.30 million 18.87
American National Bankshares Competitors $2.99 billion $576.79 million 62.31

American National Bankshares’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than American National Bankshares. American National Bankshares 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

34.4% of American National Bankshares shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.2% of shares of all “Banks – NEC” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of American National Bankshares shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.9% of shares of all “Banks – NEC” 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.

Dividends

American National Bankshares pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. American National Bankshares pays out 48.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks – NEC” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 41.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares American National Bankshares and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American National Bankshares 23.04% 8.45% 1.00%
American National Bankshares Competitors 20.87% 8.83% 0.93%

Volatility & Risk

American National Bankshares has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American National Bankshares’ competitors have a beta of 0.88, indicating that their average stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

American National Bankshares competitors beat American National Bankshares on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

American National Bankshares Company Profile

American National Bankshares Inc. is a one-bank holding company. American National Bank and Trust Company (the Bank) is the only banking subsidiary of the Company. The Company operates through two segments: community banking, and trust and investment services. The Community banking segment involves making loans to and generating deposits from individuals and businesses. All assets and liabilities of the Company are allocated to community banking. Investment income from securities is also allocated to the community banking segment. Loan fee income, service charges from deposit accounts and non-deposit fees, such as automated teller machine fees and insurance commissions generate additional income for community banking. Trust and investment services include estate planning, trust account administration, investment management and retail brokerage. The trust and investment services division receives fees for investment and administrative services.

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