City (NASDAQ: CHCO) is one of 292 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare City to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for City and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
City 0 3 0 0 2.00
City Competitors 2376 8482 8479 363 2.35

City currently has a consensus price target of $68.33, indicating a potential downside of 1.95%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 11.97%. Given City’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe City is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

City has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, City’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares City and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
City $190.98 million $52.12 million 18.15
City Competitors $5.72 billion $857.45 million 423.65

City’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than City. City 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
City 29.25% 12.34% 1.45%
City Competitors 18.58% 8.22% 0.93%


City pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. City pays out 47.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.0% of City shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.7% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of City shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


City rivals beat City on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About City

City Holding Company is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its principal activities through its subsidiary, City National Bank of West Virginia (City National). As of December 31, 2016, the City National provided banking, trust and investment management and other financial solutions through its network of 85 banking offices located in the states of West Virginia, Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio. City National offers various products and services, including commercial banking, consumer banking, mortgage banking, and wealth management and trust services. City National provides credit, deposit and investment advisory products and services to rural and small community markets in addition to cities, including Charleston, Huntington, Martinsburg, Winchester, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Ashland and Lexington. City National offers a range of commercial banking services to corporations and other business customers.

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