Hancock Holding (NASDAQ: HBHC) is one of 211 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Hancock Holding to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.2% of Hancock Holding shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Hancock Holding shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Hancock Holding has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hancock Holding’s rivals have a beta of 0.74, suggesting that their average share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Hancock Holding and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hancock Holding 0 4 4 1 2.67
Hancock Holding Competitors 360 2850 2309 66 2.37

Hancock Holding presently has a consensus price target of $51.41, indicating a potential upside of 9.14%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 9.14%. Given Hancock Holding’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Hancock Holding is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hancock Holding and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Hancock Holding $982.95 million $149.29 million 18.92
Hancock Holding Competitors $343.38 million $72.32 million 18.92

Hancock Holding has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Hancock Holding 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

Hancock Holding pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Hancock Holding pays out 38.6% 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 35.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Hancock Holding and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hancock Holding 19.08% 8.27% 0.90%
Hancock Holding Competitors 20.55% 8.69% 0.92%

Summary

Hancock Holding beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Hancock Holding

Hancock Holding Company is a financial services company that provides a network of service financial choices to the Gulf South region, through its bank subsidiary, Whitney Bank (the Bank), a Mississippi state bank. The Company operates through overall banking operations segment. The Bank operates under brands, such as Hancock Bank in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, and Whitney Bank in Louisiana and Texas. The Bank operates across the Gulf South region, which consists of southern Mississippi; southern and central Alabama; southern Louisiana; the northern, central, and panhandle regions of Florida; Houston, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee. The Bank offers a range of traditional and online community banking services to commercial, small business and retail customers, providing a range of transaction and savings deposit products, treasury management services and investment brokerage services, among others.

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