HomeTrust Bancshares (HTBI) & Its Rivals Head-To-Head Review

HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ: HTBI) is one of 307 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare HomeTrust Bancshares to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HomeTrust Bancshares 11.28% 4.71% 0.59%
HomeTrust Bancshares Competitors 18.69% 8.39% 0.94%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.3% of HomeTrust Bancshares shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.3% of HomeTrust Bancshares shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

HomeTrust Bancshares has a beta of 0.34, suggesting that its stock price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HomeTrust Bancshares’ rivals have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares HomeTrust Bancshares and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
HomeTrust Bancshares $114.88 million $11.72 million 36.10
HomeTrust Bancshares Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 388.76

HomeTrust Bancshares’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than HomeTrust Bancshares. HomeTrust Bancshares 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for HomeTrust Bancshares and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HomeTrust Bancshares 0 1 1 0 2.50
HomeTrust Bancshares Competitors 2174 8460 8546 332 2.36

HomeTrust Bancshares currently has a consensus price target of $28.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.26%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 6.32%. Given HomeTrust Bancshares’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe HomeTrust Bancshares is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

HomeTrust Bancshares rivals beat HomeTrust Bancshares on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About HomeTrust Bancshares

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company of HomeTrust Bank (the Bank). The Bank’s principal business consists of attracting deposits from the public and investing those funds, along with borrowed funds, in loans secured primarily by first and second mortgages on one- to four-family residences, including home equity loans, construction and land/lot loans, commercial real estate loans, construction and development loans, commercial and industrial loans, indirect automobile, and municipal leases. Municipal leases are secured primarily by a ground lease for a firehouse or an equipment lease for fire trucks and firefighting equipment to fire departments located throughout North and South Carolina. The Company purchases investment securities consisting primarily of securities issued by the United States Government agencies and government-sponsored enterprises, as well as certificates of deposit insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

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