Glacier Bancorp (GBCI) and The Competition Head to Head Analysis

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Glacier Bancorp and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Glacier Bancorp $451.47 million $121.13 million 23.23
Glacier Bancorp Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 390.23

Glacier Bancorp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Glacier Bancorp. Glacier Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Glacier Bancorp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Glacier Bancorp 0 2 1 0 2.33
Glacier Bancorp Competitors 2182 8480 8564 333 2.36

Glacier Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $38.67, indicating a potential downside of 2.65%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.04%. Given Glacier Bancorp’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Glacier Bancorp is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Glacier Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Glacier Bancorp 27.69% 11.35% 1.37%
Glacier Bancorp Competitors 18.52% 8.32% 0.94%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

84.4% of Glacier Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Glacier Bancorp 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, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Glacier Bancorp has a beta of 1.45, meaning that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Glacier Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Glacier Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Glacier Bancorp pays out 49.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Glacier Bancorp competitors beat Glacier Bancorp on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Glacier Bancorp

Glacier Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company provides commercial banking services. As of December 31, 2016, it provided banking services from approximately 140 locations in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Washington, through its bank subsidiary, Glacier Bank (the Bank). It offers a range of banking products and services, including transaction and savings deposits, real estate, commercial, agriculture, and consumer loans and mortgage origination services. It serves individuals, small to medium-sized businesses, community organizations and public entities. It focuses its lending activities primarily on various types of loans, including first-mortgage, conventional loans secured by residential properties, particularly single-family; commercial lending, including agriculture that concentrates on targeted businesses, and installment lending for consumer purposes, including home equity and automobile.

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