Analyzing Bank of Hawaii Corporation (BOH) & Its Peers

Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is one of 206 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Bank of Hawaii Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

75.7% of Bank of Hawaii Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.4% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Bank of Hawaii Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by 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.

Dividends

Bank of Hawaii Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Bank of Hawaii Corporation pays out 48.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Bank of Hawaii Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bank of Hawaii Corporation 27.28% 15.45% 1.11%
Bank of Hawaii Corporation Competitors 19.70% 8.37% 0.88%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bank of Hawaii Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Bank of Hawaii Corporation $611.89 million N/A 18.34
Bank of Hawaii Corporation Competitors N/A N/A 23.97

Bank of Hawaii Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Bank of Hawaii Corporation has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bank of Hawaii Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.73, indicating that their average share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Bank of Hawaii Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bank of Hawaii Corporation 1 3 0 0 1.75
Bank of Hawaii Corporation Competitors 838 3926 2840 114 2.29

Bank of Hawaii Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $84.75, suggesting a potential upside of 7.70%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 6.17%. Given Bank of Hawaii Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Bank of Hawaii Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Bank of Hawaii Corporation beats its competitors on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About Bank of Hawaii Corporation

Bank of Hawaii Corporation is a bank holding company that operates through its subsidiary, Bank of Hawaii (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of financial products and services primarily to customers in Hawaii, Guam and other Pacific Islands. It operates in four segments: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Investment Services, and Treasury and Other. The Retail Banking segment offers a range of financial products and services to consumers and small businesses. The Commercial Banking segment offers products, including corporate banking, commercial real estate loans, commercial lease financing, auto dealer financing and deposit products. The Investment Services segment offers private banking and international client banking, trust services, investment management and institutional investment advisory services. The Treasury and Other segment consists of corporate asset and liability management activities, including interest rate risk management and a foreign currency exchange business.

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