Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ: HIFS) is one of 27 public companies in the “Retail & Mortgage Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Hingham Institution for Savings to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Hingham Institution for Savings pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Hingham Institution for Savings pays out 11.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 26.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Hingham Institution for Savings and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hingham Institution for Savings 31.23% N/A N/A
Hingham Institution for Savings Competitors 28.46% 9.51% 1.37%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Hingham Institution for Savings and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hingham Institution for Savings 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hingham Institution for Savings Competitors 140 514 565 19 2.37

As a group, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies have a potential upside of 26.45%. Given Hingham Institution for Savings’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hingham Institution for Savings has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

29.1% of Hingham Institution for Savings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.0% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.0% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Hingham Institution for Savings has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hingham Institution for Savings’ peers have a beta of 0.73, indicating that their average stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hingham Institution for Savings and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hingham Institution for Savings $82.47 million $25.76 million 17.24
Hingham Institution for Savings Competitors $466.01 million $34.87 million 281.51

Hingham Institution for Savings’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Hingham Institution for Savings. Hingham Institution for Savings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Hingham Institution for Savings peers beat Hingham Institution for Savings on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Hingham Institution for Savings Company Profile

Hingham Institution for Savings (the Bank) is a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank (the Bank). The Bank is principally engaged in the business of residential and commercial real estate mortgage lending, funded by a retail deposit network and borrowings. The Bank provides a range of financial services to individuals and small businesses through its approximately 10 offices in Boston and southeastern Massachusetts. Its primary deposit products are savings, checking, and term certificate accounts, and its primary lending products are residential and commercial mortgage loans secured by properties in Eastern Massachusetts. The Bank offers personal checking accounts, money market and savings accounts, as well as longer term certificates of deposit for individuals, businesses, non-profits, cities and towns. The Bank’s loan portfolio includes residential real estate, commercial real estate, construction, home equity, commercial and consumer segments.

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