TCF Financial Corporation (NYSE: TCF) and City Holding (NASDAQ:CHCO) are both banks – nec companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.
This table compares TCF Financial Corporation and City Holding’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|TCF Financial Corporation||15.27%||9.63%||0.98%|
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for TCF Financial Corporation and City Holding, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|TCF Financial Corporation||1||7||4||0||2.25|
TCF Financial Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $18.27, suggesting a potential upside of 0.12%. City Holding has a consensus target price of $66.50, suggesting a potential downside of 1.73%. Given TCF Financial Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe TCF Financial Corporation is more favorable than City Holding.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares TCF Financial Corporation and City Holding’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TCF Financial Corporation||$1.40 billion||2.25||$212.12 million||$1.13||16.15|
|City Holding||$190.98 million||5.53||$52.12 million||$3.83||17.67|
TCF Financial Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than City Holding. TCF Financial Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than City Holding, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility & Risk
TCF Financial Corporation has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, City Holding has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
82.4% of TCF Financial Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.4% of City Holding shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of TCF Financial Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.9% of City Holding shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
TCF Financial Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. City Holding pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. TCF Financial Corporation pays out 26.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. City Holding pays out 46.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.
TCF Financial Corporation Company Profile
TCF Financial Corporation (TCF) is a bank holding company. The Company’s principal subsidiary is TCF National Bank (TCF Bank). The Company operates in three segments: Consumer Banking, Wholesale Banking and Enterprise Services. Consumer Banking comprises all of the Company’s consumer-facing businesses. The Consumer Banking segment includes retail banking, consumer real estate and auto finance. Wholesale Banking comprises commercial real estate and business lending, leasing and equipment finance and inventory finance. TCF’s consumer banking strategy is primarily to generate deposits to use for funding high credit quality secured loans and leases. Enterprise Services comprises corporate treasury, corporate functions and the Holding Company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s total securities available for sale were $1.4 billion. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s total loans were $17.8 billion. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s total deposits were $17.2 billion.
City Holding Company Profile
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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