Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) & The Competition Financial Comparison

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ: OZRK) is one of 311 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Bank of the Ozarks to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Bank of the Ozarks and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bank of the Ozarks 65.67% 11.85% 1.84%
Bank of the Ozarks Competitors 18.65% 8.60% 0.94%

Dividends

Bank of the Ozarks pays an annual dividend of $0.74 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Bank of the Ozarks pays out 27.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 35.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Bank of the Ozarks has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.3% of Bank of the Ozarks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.6% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Bank of the Ozarks shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Bank of the Ozarks has a beta of 1.51, indicating that its share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bank of the Ozarks’ rivals have a beta of 0.80, indicating that their average share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Bank of the Ozarks and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bank of the Ozarks 0 2 6 0 2.75
Bank of the Ozarks Competitors 2128 8348 8370 329 2.36

Bank of the Ozarks currently has a consensus price target of $54.13, suggesting a potential upside of 21.77%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 1.12%. Given Bank of the Ozarks’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bank of the Ozarks is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Bank of the Ozarks and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Bank of the Ozarks $764.95 million $269.97 million 16.40
Bank of the Ozarks Competitors $5.49 billion $821.37 million 360.49

Bank of the Ozarks’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Bank of the Ozarks. Bank of the Ozarks 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.

Summary

Bank of the Ozarks beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Bank of the Ozarks

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. is a state chartered bank that provides retail and commercial banking services. Its deposit services include checking, savings, money market, time deposit and individual retirement accounts. Its loan services include various types of real estate, consumer, commercial, industrial and agricultural loans and various leasing services. It also provides mortgage lending; treasury management services for businesses, individuals and non-profit and governmental entities, including wholesale lock box services; remote deposit capture services; trust and wealth management services for businesses, individuals and non-profit and governmental entities, including financial planning, money management, custodial services and corporate trust services; real estate appraisals; automated teller machines (ATMs); telephone banking; online and mobile banking services, including electronic bill pay and consumer mobile deposits, and debit cards, gift cards and safe deposit boxes.

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