City (NASDAQ: CHCO) is one of 313 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare City to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
City $206.54 million $54.31 million 19.99
City Competitors $5.61 billion $755.73 million 407.10

City’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than City. City 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

64.8% of City shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of City 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, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for City and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
City 0 4 0 0 2.00
City Competitors 2457 8976 8922 373 2.35

City presently has a consensus target price of $68.33, indicating a potential downside of 2.06%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 6.07%. Given City’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe City is more favorable than its rivals.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
City 26.25% 12.40% 1.49%
City Competitors 17.81% 8.43% 0.95%


City pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. City pays out 52.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 36.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

City has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, City’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.


City rivals beat City on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About City

City Holding Company is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its principal activities through its subsidiary, City National Bank of West Virginia (City National). As of December 31, 2016, the City National provided banking, trust and investment management and other financial solutions through its network of 85 banking offices located in the states of West Virginia, Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio. City National offers various products and services, including commercial banking, consumer banking, mortgage banking, and wealth management and trust services. City National provides credit, deposit and investment advisory products and services to rural and small community markets in addition to cities, including Charleston, Huntington, Martinsburg, Winchester, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Ashland and Lexington. City National offers a range of commercial banking services to corporations and other business customers.

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