BOK Financial Corporation (BOKF) vs. Its Rivals Critical Analysis

BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: BOKF) is one of 205 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare BOK Financial Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

31.7% of BOK Financial Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 62.0% of BOK Financial Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for BOK Financial Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BOK Financial Corporation 0 6 2 0 2.25
BOK Financial Corporation Competitors 354 2828 2303 66 2.37

BOK Financial Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $89.86, indicating a potential upside of 3.92%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 4.18%. Given BOK Financial Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe BOK Financial Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


BOK Financial Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. BOK Financial Corporation pays out 36.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 33.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. BOK Financial Corporation has increased its dividend for 12 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

BOK Financial Corporation has a beta of 1.01, suggesting that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BOK Financial Corporation’s peers have a beta of 0.75, suggesting that their average stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BOK Financial Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
BOK Financial Corporation $1.46 billion N/A 18.13
BOK Financial Corporation Competitors N/A N/A 21.12

BOK Financial Corporation 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.


This table compares BOK Financial Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BOK Financial Corporation 19.31% 9.25% 0.96%
BOK Financial Corporation Competitors 20.58% 8.78% 0.93%


BOK Financial Corporation peers beat BOK Financial Corporation on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About BOK Financial Corporation

BOK Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company offers full service banking in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Northwest Arkansas, Colorado, Arizona and Kansas/Missouri. The Company’s segments include Commercial Banking, Consumer Banking, Wealth Management, and Funds Management and Other. The Commercial Banking segment includes lending, treasury and cash management services, and customer risk management products for small businesses, middle market and commercial customers. The Commercial Banking segment also includes the TransFund Electronic Funds Network. The Consumer Banking segment includes retail lending and deposit services, lending and deposit services to small business customers served through the retail branch network and all mortgage banking activities. The Wealth Management segment provides fiduciary services, private bank services and investment advisory services in all markets.

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