Shore Bancshares (SHBI) vs. The Competition Head-To-Head Analysis

Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ: SHBI) is one of 341 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Shore Bancshares to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

68.1% of Shore Bancshares shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Shore Bancshares shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Shore Bancshares and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Shore Bancshares $57.30 million $9.63 million 18.94
Shore Bancshares Competitors $6.05 billion $877.31 million 349.99

Shore Bancshares’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Shore Bancshares. Shore Bancshares 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Shore Bancshares and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Shore Bancshares 0 0 0 0 N/A
Shore Bancshares Competitors 2257 9114 9201 377 2.37

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 3.07%. Given Shore Bancshares’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Shore Bancshares has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Shore Bancshares has a beta of 0.13, suggesting that its share price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Shore Bancshares’ competitors have a beta of 0.82, suggesting that their average share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Shore Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Shore Bancshares pays out 22.7% 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.

Profitability

This table compares Shore Bancshares and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Shore Bancshares 17.61% 7.26% 0.93%
Shore Bancshares Competitors 18.60% 8.64% 0.93%

Summary

Shore Bancshares competitors beat Shore Bancshares on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Shore Bancshares

Shore Bancshares, Inc. is a financial holding company. The Company acts as the parent company to several financial institution and insurance entities. The Company has two business segments: Community Banking, and Insurance Products and Services. Its Community Banking segment provides services to consumers and small businesses on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and in Delaware. The Company is engaged in the banking business through CNB, a Maryland commercial bank with trust powers and The Talbot Bank of Easton, a Maryland commercial bank (the Banks). Its Insurance Products and Services segment provides a range of insurance products and services to businesses and consumers in the Company’s market areas. The Banks provide a range of commercial and consumer banking products and services to individuals, businesses, and other organizations in Kent County, Queen Anne’s County, Caroline County, Talbot County and Dorchester County in Maryland and in Kent County, Delaware.

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