Reviewing Capital Bank Financial (CBF) and Its Peers

Capital Bank Financial (NASDAQ: CBF) is one of 310 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Capital Bank Financial to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Capital Bank Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Capital Bank Financial pays out 30.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.4% of Capital Bank Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.4% of Capital Bank Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Capital Bank Financial and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Capital Bank Financial $341.60 million $58.16 million 26.59
Capital Bank Financial Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 384.70

Capital Bank Financial’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Capital Bank Financial. Capital Bank Financial 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.

Volatility & Risk

Capital Bank Financial has a beta of 0.45, suggesting that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Capital Bank Financial’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Capital Bank Financial and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Capital Bank Financial 25.58% 7.69% 1.02%
Capital Bank Financial Competitors 18.61% 8.21% 0.93%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Capital Bank Financial and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Capital Bank Financial 0 2 1 0 2.33
Capital Bank Financial Competitors 2260 8691 8714 359 2.36

Capital Bank Financial currently has a consensus price target of $44.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.39%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 8.94%. Given Capital Bank Financial’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Capital Bank Financial is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Capital Bank Financial competitors beat Capital Bank Financial on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Capital Bank Financial

Capital Bank Financial Corp. is a bank holding company whose business is conducted through Capital Bank Corporation (the Bank). The Company, through its branches, offers a range of commercial and consumer loans and deposits, as well as ancillary financial services. It offers a range of commercial loan products, including owner occupied and non-owner occupied commercial real estate; construction; working capital loans and lines of credit; demand and time loans, and equipment, inventory and accounts receivable financing. In addition to business demand, savings and money market accounts, it also provides cash management services and deposit products. It offers various services to its customers, including checking, savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit and debit and credit cards. It offers consumer loan products, including home equity loans and lines of credit; second lien mortgages; new and used auto loans; new and used boat loans, and overdraft protection.

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