Head to Head Contrast: Guaranty Bancshares (GNTY) and Its Competitors

Guaranty Bancshares (NASDAQ: GNTY) is one of 200 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Guaranty Bancshares to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

20.0% of Guaranty Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.9% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 34.1% of Guaranty Bancshares shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Guaranty Bancshares and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Guaranty Bancshares 0 2 0 0 2.00
Guaranty Bancshares Competitors 405 2992 2397 71 2.36

Guaranty Bancshares presently has a consensus target price of $34.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.93%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 6.43%. Given Guaranty Bancshares’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Guaranty Bancshares is more favorable than its peers.

Dividends

Guaranty Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Guaranty Bancshares pays out 33.1% 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 35.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Guaranty Bancshares and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Guaranty Bancshares $77.72 million $12.12 million 18.14
Guaranty Bancshares Competitors $338.81 million $71.86 million 21.28

Guaranty Bancshares’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Guaranty Bancshares. Guaranty Bancshares 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Guaranty Bancshares 18.17% 9.60% 0.80%
Guaranty Bancshares Competitors 20.39% 8.68% 0.92%

Summary

Guaranty Bancshares peers beat Guaranty Bancshares on 10 of the 14 factors compared.

About Guaranty Bancshares

Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for Guaranty Bank & Trust (Guaranty). Guaranty offers various solutions, such as personal banking, business banking, mortgage and wealth management. Its personal banking solutions include checking accounts, which include compare accounts, green checking, student checking, choice checking, guaranty interest checking, order checks and debit cards; savings accounts, which include regular savings, premier money market, certificate of deposit, individual retirement account (IRA) options and health savings account, and online banking, which includes money desktop and e-statements. Guaranty offers various loans, including line of credit, small business administration loans and real estate loans. Guaranty also offers mobile banking solutions, mortgage warehouse lending solutions and treasury management solutions. It has approximately 30 bank locations in over 20 Texas communities.

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