Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ: CFFN) is one of 312 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Capitol Federal Financial to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Capitol Federal Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Capitol Federal Financial pays out 54.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Capitol Federal Financial and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Capitol Federal Financial||25.09%||6.14%||0.92%|
|Capitol Federal Financial Competitors||18.45%||8.31%||0.94%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Capitol Federal Financial and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Capitol Federal Financial||$335.38 million||$84.13 million||22.52|
|Capitol Federal Financial Competitors||$5.49 billion||$825.32 million||379.54|
Capitol Federal Financial’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Capitol Federal Financial. Capitol Federal Financial 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.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
75.3% of Capitol Federal Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Capitol Federal Financial shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Capitol Federal Financial has a beta of 0.47, meaning that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Capitol Federal Financial’s peers have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Capitol Federal Financial and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Capitol Federal Financial||0||1||0||0||2.00|
|Capitol Federal Financial Competitors||2154||8424||8536||332||2.36|
Capitol Federal Financial currently has a consensus target price of $15.00, indicating a potential upside of 7.45%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 5.07%. Given Capitol Federal Financial’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Capitol Federal Financial is more favorable than its peers.
Capitol Federal Financial peers beat Capitol Federal Financial on 11 of the 15 factors compared.
Capitol Federal Financial Company Profile
Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. is the savings and loan holding company. The Company provides a range of retail banking services, through its subsidiary, Capitol Federal Savings Bank (the Bank), a federal savings bank that serves primarily the metropolitan areas of Topeka, Wichita, Lawrence, Manhattan, Emporia and Salina, Kansas and portions of the metropolitan area of greater Kansas City. The Company attracts retail deposits from the general public and invests those funds primarily in permanent loans secured by first mortgages on owner-occupied, one- to four-family residences. In addition to providing full service banking offices, it provides its customers mobile banking, telephone banking and bill payment services, and online banking and bill payment services. Its primary lending business is originating and purchasing loans secured by one- to four-family residential properties, which results in a loan concentration in residential first mortgage loans located in Kansas and Missouri.
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