Century Bancorp (CNBKA) versus Its Competitors Critical Analysis

Century Bancorp (NASDAQ: CNBKA) is one of 314 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Century Bancorp to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Century Bancorp and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Century Bancorp $129.99 million $22.30 million 19.36
Century Bancorp Competitors $5.59 billion $779.25 million 394.24

Century Bancorp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Century Bancorp. Century 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Century Bancorp 17.16% 12.08% 0.67%
Century Bancorp Competitors 17.21% 7.83% 0.94%

Volatility & Risk

Century Bancorp has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Century Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.77, indicating that their average stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Century Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Century Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Century Bancorp Competitors 2539 9194 9066 382 2.34

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 2.29%. Given Century Bancorp’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Century Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

35.9% of Century Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.8% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 36.9% of Century Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Century Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Century Bancorp pays out 12.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 38.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


Century Bancorp rivals beat Century Bancorp on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Century Bancorp

Century Bancorp, Inc. is a state-chartered bank holding company. The Company has a banking subsidiary: Century Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). The Company offers a range of services to commercial enterprises, state and local Governments and agencies, non-profit organizations and individuals. It operates approximately 30 banking offices in 20 cities and towns in Massachusetts, ranging from Braintree in the south to Andover in the north. The Bank’s customers consist primarily of small and medium-sized businesses and retail customers, as well as local governments and institutions throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. It provides commercial loans; real estate and construction loans, and consumer loans, and accepts savings, time and demand deposits. In addition, it offers automated lock box collection services, cash management services and account reconciliation services to its corporate and institutional customers.

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