CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH (OTCMKTS: CPKF) is one of 140 publicly-traded companies in the “National commercial banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH 0 0 0 0 N/A
CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH Competitors 1280 5450 4999 256 2.35

As a group, “National commercial banks” companies have a potential upside of 16.26%. Given CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH pays out 25.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “National commercial banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.7% and pay out 40.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.9% of CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.9% of shares of all “National commercial banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 39.5% of CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.9% of shares of all “National commercial banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH 17.52% 12.25% 1.34%
CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH Competitors 22.02% 11.04% 1.15%

Volatility and Risk

CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH has a beta of 0.33, suggesting that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH’s peers have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH $57.22 million $8.94 million 14.17
CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH Competitors $7.31 billion $1.28 billion 15.04

CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH. CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH 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

CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH peers beat CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About CHESAPEAKE Finl/SH

Chesapeake Financial Shares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Chesapeake Bank that provides various banking products and services for corporate and individual clients in Virginia. The company offers interest and noninterest checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It also provides mortgage loans, single-family residential and residential construction loans, lines of credit, and consumer loans; and commercial loans, including owner-occupied commercial development, retail, builders/contractors, medical, service and professional, hospitality, nonprofits, marine industry, and agricultural and seafood loans. In addition, the company offers merchant processing services, accounts receivable financing, wealth management and trust, and cash management services. It operates through 15 branches, including 4 in Northern Neck, 3 in Middle Peninsula, 5 in Williamsburg, and 3 in Richmond. Chesapeake Financial Shares, Inc. was founded in 1900 and is based in Kilmarnock, Virginia.

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