Cascade Bancorp (NASDAQ: CACB) and Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) are both financials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Cascade Bancorp and Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida||$250.07 million||5.12||$42.87 million||$0.98||27.83|
Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida has higher revenue and earnings than Cascade Bancorp. Cascade Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
82.1% of Cascade Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.8% of Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.1% of Cascade Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.8% of Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Cascade Bancorp and Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida||0||1||5||0||2.83|
Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida has a consensus price target of $29.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.34%.
This table compares Cascade Bancorp and Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida||17.14%||9.92%||1.08%|
Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida beats Cascade Bancorp on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Cascade Bancorp
Cascade Bancorp is a United States-based bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, Bank of the Cascades (the Bank). The Bank is an Oregon state chartered bank. The Bank offers a range of commercial and retail banking services to its customers. It provides commercial real estate loans, real estate construction and development loans, and commercial and industrial loans, as well as consumer installment, line-of-credit, credit card and home equity loans. It also originates residential mortgage loans. It provides consumer and business deposit services, including checking, money market, time deposit accounts and related payment services, Internet banking, electronic bill payment and remote deposits. It provides trust and investment related services. As of December 31, 2015, the Bank operated 37 branches serving communities in Central, Southern and Northwest Oregon, as well as in the greater Boise/Treasure Valley, Idaho and Seattle, Washington areas.
About Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida
Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida is a bank holding company. The Company’s principal subsidiary is Seacoast National Bank, a national banking association (the Bank). The Company and its subsidiaries offer an array of deposit accounts and retail banking services, engage in consumer and commercial lending and provide a range of trust and asset management services, as well as securities and annuity products to its customers. The Company, through its bank subsidiary, provides a range of community banking services to commercial, small business and retail customers, offering a range of transaction and savings deposit products, treasury management services, brokerage, and secured and unsecured loan products, including revolving credit facilities, letters of credit and similar financial guarantees, and asset based financing. The Bank also provides trust and investment management services to retirement plans, corporations and individuals.
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