Reviewing CB Financial Services (CBFV) and Its Rivals

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

Profitability

This table compares CB Financial Services and its rivals’ 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 18.54% 8.27% 0.93%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

21.3% of CB Financial Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.1% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.0% of CB Financial Services 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

CB Financial Services has a beta of 0.35, indicating that its share price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CB Financial Services’ rivals have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average share price is 21% 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 2.0% and pay out 35.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for CB Financial Services and its rivals, 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 2232 8611 8636 354 2.36

CB Financial Services presently has a consensus price target of $32.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.84%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.33%. Given CB Financial Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe CB Financial Services is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CB Financial Services and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CB Financial Services $39.38 million $7.58 million 16.19
CB Financial Services Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 392.08

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

Summary

CB Financial Services rivals 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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