Head-To-Head Survey: Comerica (CMA) vs. Its Competitors

Comerica (NYSE: CMA) is one of 303 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Comerica to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Comerica and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Comerica 2 11 9 0 2.32
Comerica Competitors 2203 8544 8531 339 2.36

Comerica presently has a consensus target price of $83.70, indicating a potential downside of 3.58%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.60%. Given Comerica’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Comerica is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Comerica and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Comerica 24.87% 10.35% 1.09%
Comerica Competitors 18.68% 8.26% 0.93%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Comerica and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Comerica $2.96 billion $477.00 million 19.64
Comerica Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 386.41

Comerica’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Comerica. Comerica 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.

Dividends

Comerica pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Comerica pays out 27.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 35.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Comerica has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Comerica has a beta of 1.51, suggesting that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Comerica’s peers have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.0% of Comerica shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.1% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Comerica shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Comerica peers beat Comerica on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Comerica Company Profile

Comerica Incorporated is a financial services company. The Company’s principal activity is lending to and accepting deposits from businesses and individuals. The Company’s segments include the Business Bank, the Retail Bank, Wealth Management, Finance and Other. The Business Bank serves middle market businesses, multinational corporations and governmental entities by offering various products and services, including commercial loans and lines of credit, deposits, cash management, capital market products, international trade finance, letters of credit, foreign exchange management services and loan syndication services. The Retail Bank includes small business banking and personal financial services, consisting of consumer lending, consumer deposit gathering and mortgage loan origination. The Wealth Management segment offers products and services consisting of fiduciary services, private banking, retirement services, investment advisory services, investment banking and brokerage services.

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