Eastern Virginia Bankshares (EVBS) vs. Its Rivals Critical Contrast

Eastern Virginia Bankshares (NASDAQ: EVBS) is one of 340 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Eastern Virginia Bankshares to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

44.2% of Eastern Virginia Bankshares shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.9% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Eastern Virginia Bankshares shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Eastern Virginia Bankshares and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eastern Virginia Bankshares 13.18% 4.20% 0.50%
Eastern Virginia Bankshares Competitors 18.68% 8.56% 0.93%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Eastern Virginia Bankshares and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eastern Virginia Bankshares 0 1 0 0 2.00
Eastern Virginia Bankshares Competitors 2257 9105 9164 377 2.37

Eastern Virginia Bankshares presently has a consensus price target of $11.00, suggesting a potential downside of 0.09%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 4.16%. Given Eastern Virginia Bankshares’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Eastern Virginia Bankshares is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Eastern Virginia Bankshares and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Eastern Virginia Bankshares N/A N/A 35.52
Eastern Virginia Bankshares Competitors $5.53 billion $802.05 million 345.22

Eastern Virginia Bankshares’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Eastern Virginia Bankshares. Eastern Virginia Bankshares 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.

Dividends

Eastern Virginia Bankshares pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Eastern Virginia Bankshares pays out 38.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 34.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Eastern Virginia Bankshares lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Summary

Eastern Virginia Bankshares peers beat Eastern Virginia Bankshares on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

About Eastern Virginia Bankshares

Eastern Virginia Bankshares, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its bank subsidiary, EVB (the Bank). EVB is a community bank focusing on small to medium-sized businesses and consumers in its coastal plain markets and the emerging suburbs outside of the Richmond, Tidewater, and southern Virginia areas. The Company provides general commercial financial services to customers located in the geographic areas of its retail branch network. It provides a range of personal and commercial banking services, including commercial, consumer and real estate loans. Its investment securities include agency residential mortgage-backed securities, agency commercial mortgage-backed securities, and state and political subdivisions. The Company offers a range of retail and commercial deposit products and fee-based services. Its deposits include demand deposits, savings and money market accounts, and time deposits.

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