CB Financial Services (CBFV) & Its Competitors Head to Head Contrast

CB Financial Services (NASDAQ: CBFV) is one of 309 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare CB Financial Services to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares CB Financial Services and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CB Financial Services 19.02% 8.32% 0.87%
CB Financial Services Competitors 18.63% 8.17% 0.92%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

21.3% of CB Financial Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of CB Financial Services 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, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CB Financial Services and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CB Financial Services $39.38 million $7.58 million 16.59
CB Financial Services Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 390.29

CB Financial Services’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than CB Financial Services. CB Financial Services 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.

Risk & Volatility

CB Financial Services has a beta of 0.13, meaning that its share price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CB Financial Services’ peers have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

CB Financial Services pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. CB Financial Services pays out 47.6% 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for CB Financial Services and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CB Financial Services 0 1 1 0 2.50
CB Financial Services Competitors 2265 8708 8725 359 2.36

CB Financial Services presently has a consensus target price of $32.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.27%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.22%. Given CB Financial Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe CB Financial Services is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

CB Financial Services peers beat CB Financial Services on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About CB Financial Services

CB Financial Services, Inc. is the bank holding company for Community Bank (the Bank). The Company operates in community banking segment. The Bank offers residential and commercial real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, and consumer loans, as well as a range of deposit products for individuals and businesses in its market area. The Bank operates through a network of approximately 20 offices in Greene, Allegheny, Washington, Fayette and Westmoreland Counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Company’s principal lending activity is the origination of residential loans secured by one- to four-family residential properties in its local market area. In addition, the Bank offers property and casualty, commercial liability, surety and other insurance products, through its subsidiary, Exchange Underwriters, Inc. (Exchange Underwriters), an independent insurance agency.

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