The 24.61% yoy growth of BXS’s revenue has gone up that of the industry average by 4.23%. For the past 12 months, BancorpSouth Bank revenue has gone up by 20.38%. The sustained growth in their revenue has helped boost their earnings per share.
The 12-month return on equity has significantly fallen to 11.12 in comparison to the same data for other companies in the same industry. This shows that there is a major weakness within the organization over the past one year. Comparing them to other companies in the industry and the overall Financial sector, the industry average is 16.94 while 16.43 is of the sector.
Also, looking at the price to cash flow of the company and the industry average, the 17.83 ratio of the stock is higher than the industry’s 17.03.
BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.73 which is lower than the 18.60 industry average at the moment. This shows whether the company has what it takes to effectively turn the revenue into profit.
The company’s ROA is 1.33 when compared to 2.67 for the stocks operating in the same industry. This can be attributed to the strength recorded in the net income produced by total assets. Comparing it to other companies in the sector, BancorpSouth Bank ROE is above 16.43 that of both the sector average.
The operating profit margin for BancorpSouth Bank (BXS) is 31.89%, a figure which is considered to be strong. It has gone 41.97 from the 25.76 over the past 5 years. In addition to this, their operating margin is -10.08 lower than the industry average.
The net profit margin which stood at 17.61 on average in the past 5 years has jumped to 25.58 in the last 12 months. Added to that, this ratio has missed the industry net margin that stands at 33.03.
Analysts meanwhile rate BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) as a buy. Still some above discussed indicators of the $2.79B company show strength while others show weakness. There is little evidence at the moment to justify the expectation of the BXS shares to either perform positively or negatively when compared to other stocks. The primary strengths of BancorpSouth Bank can be witnessed in its increased revenue, growing earnings per share, higher return on equity, increased operating cash and high net margin. Subsequently, financial analysis have also identified some weak areas that includes high debt, relatively high P/E ratio, lower return on assets and low net margin.