Community Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ: CTBI) is one of 311 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Community Trust Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Community Trust Bancorp has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Community Trust Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Community Trust Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Community Trust Bancorp pays out 48.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Community Trust Bancorp has raised its dividend for 36 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Community Trust Bancorp and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Community Trust Bancorp $195.02 million $47.34 million 17.59
Community Trust Bancorp Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 384.33

Community Trust Bancorp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Community Trust Bancorp. Community Trust Bancorp 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 & Insider Ownership

56.1% of Community Trust Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Community Trust Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Community Trust Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Community Trust Bancorp 24.15% 9.47% 1.20%
Community Trust Bancorp Competitors 18.45% 8.28% 0.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Community Trust Bancorp and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Community Trust Bancorp 0 2 0 0 2.00
Community Trust Bancorp Competitors 2189 8553 8546 333 2.36

Community Trust Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $43.00, suggesting a potential downside of 10.79%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential upside of 1.07%. Given Community Trust Bancorp’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Community Trust Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Community Trust Bancorp rivals beat Community Trust Bancorp on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Community Trust Bancorp

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company holds interests in a commercial bank, Community Trust Bank, Inc. (the Bank), and a trust company, Community Trust and Investment Company. Through its subsidiaries, the Company engages in a range of commercial and personal banking, and trust and wealth management activities, which include accepting time and demand deposits; making secured and unsecured loans to corporations, individuals and others; providing cash management services to corporate and individual customers; issuing letters of credit; renting safe deposit boxes, and providing funds transfer services. Its loan portfolio includes commercial loans, such as construction loans, loans secured by real estate, equipment lease financing and commercial other loans; residential loans, such as real estate construction loans, real estate mortgages and home equity loans, and consumer loans, such as consumer direct loans and consumer indirect loans.

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