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Critical Contrast: Summit Financial Group (SMMF) & Prosperity Bancshares (NYSE:PB)

Prosperity Bancshares (NYSE: PB) and Summit Financial Group (NASDAQ:SMMF) are both commercial banks companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Prosperity Bancshares and Summit Financial Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Prosperity Bancshares 1 7 2 0 2.10
Summit Financial Group 0 2 0 0 2.00

Prosperity Bancshares presently has a consensus price target of $71.05, indicating a potential upside of 10.39%. Summit Financial Group has a consensus price target of $26.50, indicating a potential upside of 4.04%. Given Prosperity Bancshares’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Prosperity Bancshares is more favorable than Summit Financial Group.

Risk and Volatility

Prosperity Bancshares has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Summit Financial Group has a beta of 1, meaning that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Prosperity Bancshares and Summit Financial Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Prosperity Bancshares 34.79% 7.38% 1.23%
Summit Financial Group 15.35% 11.72% 1.06%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Prosperity Bancshares and Summit Financial Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Prosperity Bancshares $794.20 million 5.63 $274.46 million $3.94 16.34
Summit Financial Group $75.69 million 4.18 $17.29 million $1.20 21.23

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