Xenith Bankshares (XBKS) & Its Competitors Financial Analysis

Xenith Bankshares (NASDAQ: XBKS) is one of 323 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Xenith Bankshares to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.9% of Xenith Bankshares shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.7% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 31.7% of Xenith Bankshares shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Xenith Bankshares and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xenith Bankshares 50.54% 14.07% 2.04%
Xenith Bankshares Competitors 18.72% 8.81% 0.94%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Xenith Bankshares and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Xenith Bankshares N/A N/A 10.02
Xenith Bankshares Competitors N/A N/A 18.06

Xenith Bankshares 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 and Volatility

Xenith Bankshares has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xenith Bankshares’ competitors have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Xenith Bankshares and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xenith Bankshares 0 2 1 0 2.33
Xenith Bankshares Competitors 2618 8927 8490 392 2.33

Xenith Bankshares presently has a consensus price target of $28.00, indicating a potential downside of 7.74%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 2.94%. Given Xenith Bankshares’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Xenith Bankshares has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


Xenith Bankshares beats its competitors on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

Xenith Bankshares Company Profile

Xenith Bankshares, Inc., formerly Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc., is a bank holding company for Xenith Bank. Xenith Bank is a commercial bank specifically targeting the banking needs of middle market and small businesses, local real estate developers and investors, and retail banking clients. Xenith Bank’s regional area of operations spans from Baltimore, Maryland, to Raleigh and eastern North Carolina, complementing its presence in greater Washington, D.C., greater Richmond, Virginia, and greater Hampton Roads, Virginia. Its service and products consist primarily of taking deposits from, and making loans to, its target customers within its target markets. It offers other banking related specialized products and services to its customers, such as travelers’ checks, coin counters, wire services, online banking and safe deposit box services. Additionally, it offers commercial customers various cash management products, including remote deposit.

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