Head-To-Head Survey: U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Its Peers

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) is one of 311 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare U.S. Bancorp to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
U.S. Bancorp $22.74 billion $5.89 billion 16.60
U.S. Bancorp Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 80.96

U.S. Bancorp has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. U.S. Bancorp 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for U.S. Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
U.S. Bancorp 2 10 6 0 2.22
U.S. Bancorp Competitors 2226 8742 8711 358 2.36

U.S. Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $56.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.39%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 5.90%. Given U.S. Bancorp’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe U.S. Bancorp is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares U.S. Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
U.S. Bancorp 25.46% 13.91% 1.32%
U.S. Bancorp Competitors 18.52% 8.21% 0.93%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.0% of U.S. Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of U.S. Bancorp 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

U.S. Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. U.S. Bancorp pays out 35.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. U.S. Bancorp has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

U.S. Bancorp has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, U.S. Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

U.S. Bancorp beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

U.S. Bancorp Company Profile

U.S. Bancorp is a multi-state financial services holding company. The Company provides a full range of financial services, including lending and depository services, cash management, capital markets, and trust and investment management services. It also engages in credit card services, merchant and automated teller machine (ATM) processing, mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage and leasing. The Company’s banking subsidiary, U.S. Bank National Association, is engaged in the general banking business, principally in domestic markets. U.S. Bank National Association provides a range of products and services to individuals, businesses, institutional organizations, governmental entities and other financial institutions. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s loan portfolio was $273.2 billion. As of December 31, 2016, its investment securities amounted to $109.3 billion. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s deposits amounted to $334,590 billion.

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