Direct comparison between Banner (NASDAQ:BANR) and Auburn National Bancorporation (NASDAQ:AUBN)

Banner (NASDAQ:BANRGet a rating) and Auburn National Bancorporation (NASDAQ: AUBNGet a rating) are both finance companies, but which company is better? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.0% of Banner’s shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 7.4% of Auburn National Bancorporation’s shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Banner’s stock is held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 3.2% of Auburn National Bancorporation’s stock is held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, large fund managers, and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of current ratings and recommendations for Banner and Auburn National Bancorporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Banner 0 2 0 1 2.67
Auburn National Bancorporation 0 0 0 0 N / A

Banner currently has a consensus price target of $65.33, indicating a potential upside of 12.72%. Given Banner’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe that Banner is more favorable than Auburn National Bancorporation.

Volatility and risk

Banner has a beta of 1.03, meaning its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Auburn National Bancorporation has a beta of 0.51, meaning its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Banner and Auburn National Bancorporation.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Banner 32.46% 12.47% 1.24%
Auburn National Bancorporation 27.08% 8.09% 0.75%


Banner pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Auburn National Bancorporation pays an annual dividend of $1.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Banner pays 30.8% of its profits as a dividend. Auburn National Bancorporation pays 46.1% of its profits as a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings over the next few years. Banner has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive year and Auburn National Bancorporation has increased its dividend for 19 consecutive years. Auburn National Bancorporation is clearly the better dividend-paying stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Banner and Auburn National Bancorporation.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Banner $616.92 million 3.23 $201.05 million $5.71 10:15 a.m.
Auburn National Bancorporation $30.80 million 3.43 $8.04 million $2.30 13.04

Banner has higher revenue and profits than Auburn National Bancorporation. Banner trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Auburn National Bancorporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Banner beats Auburn National Bancorporation on 11 of 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About the banner (Get a rating)

Banner Corporation operates as a bank holding company for Banner Bank which provides commercial banking and financial products and services to individuals, businesses and public sector entities in the United States. It accepts various deposit instruments, including interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, regular savings accounts and certificates of deposit, as well as cash management services and savings plans. pension saving. The Company also offers commercial real estate loans, including real estate loans for homeowners, investment properties and multi-family residential properties; loans for construction, land and land development; residential mortgage loans; commercial business loans; agricultural loans; and consumer and other loans, such as home equity lines of credit, car, boat and recreational vehicle loans, and loans secured by deposit accounts. In addition, it is engaged in mortgage banking business through the origination and sale of one to four family and multi-family residential loans, as well as small business administration loans. Additionally, the company provides electronic and digital banking services. As of December 31, 2021, it operated 150 branches and 18 loan origination offices located in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho and Utah. Banner Corporation was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Walla Walla, Washington.

About Auburn National Bancorporation (Get a rating)

Auburn National Bancorporation, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for AuburnBank which provides various banking products and services in eastern Alabama. The Company’s deposit products include checking, savings and transaction deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It also offers commercial, financial, agricultural, building construction and consumer credit products; and other financial services. Additionally, the company offers ATM services; debit cards; online banking, bill payment and other electronic services; and safes. It operates through seven full-service branches in Auburn, Opelika, Notasulga and Valley, Alabama; as well as loan origination offices in Auburn and Phenix City, Alabama. Auburn National Bancorporation, Inc. was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Auburn, Alabama.

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