Head to Head Comparison: Western New England Bancorp (WNEB) and Its Competitors

Western New England Bancorp (NASDAQ: WNEB) is one of 210 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Western New England Bancorp to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.6% of Western New England Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.1% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of Western New England Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Western New England Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Western New England Bancorp 0 3 0 0 2.00
Western New England Bancorp Competitors 360 2856 2309 66 2.37

Western New England Bancorp currently has a consensus price target of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.84%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 8.20%. Given Western New England Bancorp’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Western New England Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Western New England Bancorp and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Western New England Bancorp $54.57 million $4.83 million 20.82
Western New England Bancorp Competitors $343.38 million $72.34 million 21.06

Western New England Bancorp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Western New England Bancorp. Western New England 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.

Dividends

Western New England Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Western New England Bancorp pays out 24.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Western New England Bancorp has a beta of 0.39, meaning that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Western New England Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.75, meaning that their average stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Western New England Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Western New England Bancorp 18.20% 5.95% 0.71%
Western New England Bancorp Competitors 20.68% 8.70% 0.93%

Summary

Western New England Bancorp rivals beat Western New England Bancorp on 13 of the 15 factors compared.

Western New England Bancorp Company Profile

Western New England Bancorp, Inc., formerly Westfield Financial, Inc., is a Massachusetts-chartered stock holding company. The Company serves as a holding company for Westfield Bank (the Bank). It is a provider of banking products and services to business organizations and individuals, including products such as residential and commercial loans, consumer loans and a variety of deposit products. It focuses on residential real estate lending, as well as servicing commercial customers, including commercial and industrial lending and commercial deposit relationships. In addition, it provides online banking services. It operates through over 21 banking offices located in Agawam, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Feeding Hills, Holyoke, Ludlow, Southwick, Springfield, Ware, West Springfield and Westfield, Massachusetts, and Granby and Enfield, Connecticut. It also has over 10 automated teller machine (ATM) locations in Holyoke, Southwick, Springfield, West Springfield and Westfield, Massachusetts.

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