Comparing City (CHCO) & Its Rivals

City (NASDAQ: CHCO) is one of 314 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare City to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
City $190.98 million $52.12 million 17.52
City Competitors $5.52 billion $831.31 million 403.75

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

Volatility & Risk

City has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, City’s peers have a beta of 0.80, suggesting that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.


City pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. City pays out 45.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for City and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
City 0 3 0 0 2.00
City Competitors 2248 8750 8737 354 2.36

City currently has a consensus price target of $68.33, suggesting a potential upside of 1.60%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 8.03%. Given City’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe City is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.0% of City shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.1% 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
City 29.25% 12.34% 1.45%
City Competitors 18.59% 8.29% 0.93%


City peers 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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