Contrasting Nicolet Bankshares (NCBS) & Its Rivals

Nicolet Bankshares (NASDAQ: NCBS) is one of 200 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Nicolet Bankshares to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Nicolet Bankshares has a beta of 1.76, suggesting that its share price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nicolet Bankshares’ peers have a beta of 0.75, suggesting that their average share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Nicolet Bankshares and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nicolet Bankshares 0 2 2 0 2.50
Nicolet Bankshares Competitors 423 3026 2429 78 2.36

Nicolet Bankshares currently has a consensus price target of $61.88, indicating a potential upside of 15.70%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 6.20%. Given Nicolet Bankshares’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Nicolet Bankshares is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nicolet Bankshares and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Nicolet Bankshares $102.14 million $18.46 million 17.20
Nicolet Bankshares Competitors $338.81 million $71.86 million 21.30

Nicolet Bankshares’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Nicolet Bankshares. Nicolet Bankshares 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

35.4% of Nicolet Bankshares shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.9% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.9% of Nicolet Bankshares shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares Nicolet Bankshares and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nicolet Bankshares 22.63% 9.45% 1.17%
Nicolet Bankshares Competitors 20.38% 8.68% 0.92%

Summary

Nicolet Bankshares beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Nicolet Bankshares Company Profile

Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company conducts operations through its subsidiary, Nicolet National Bank (the Bank), which is a commercial bank. The Company also owns investment advisory firms, Brookfield Investment Partners, LLC, which provides investment strategy and transactional services to select community banks, and Nicolet Advisory Services, LLC, which conducts brokerage and financial advisory services primarily to individual consumers. The Bank is a service community bank, which offers traditional banking products and services, and wealth management products and services to businesses and individuals. The Company’s principal business is banking, consisting of lending and deposit gathering, as well as ancillary banking-related products and services, to businesses and individuals of the communities it serves, and the operational support to deliver, fund and manage banking products and services.

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