Analysis of Zions Bancorporation, National Association (NASDAQ:ZION) and First Horizon (NYSE:FHN)


Zions Bancorporation, National Association (NASDAQ:ZION – Get Rating) and First Horizon (NYSE:FHN – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which company is better? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Zions Bancorporation, National Association has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, First Horizon has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its stock price of its stock is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. .

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Zions Bancorporation, National Association and First Horizon.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Zions Bancorporation, National Association 34.40% 14.53% 1.12%
first horizon 30.72% 13.82% 1.24%

Dividends

Zions Bancorporation, National Association pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. First Horizon pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Zions Bancorporation, National Association pays 24.8% of its profits as a dividend. First Horizon pays 35.7% of its earnings 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. Zions Bancorporation, National Association has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years. Zions Bancorporation, National Association is clearly the better dividend-paying stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.2% of the shares of Zions Bancorporation, National Association are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 79.6% of First Horizon’s shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of the shares of Zions Bancorporation, National Association are held by insiders. By comparison, 1.6% of First Horizon’s shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large money managers, and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommendations for Zions Bancorporation, National Association, and First Horizon, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Zions Bancorporation, National Association 1 9 6 0 2.31
first horizon 0 9 0 0 2.00

Zions Bancorporation, National Association currently has a consensus price target of $68.16, indicating a potential upside of 27.80%. First Horizon has a consensus price target of $22.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.52%. Given Zions Bancorporation, National Association’s stronger consensus rating and likely higher upside, stock analysts clearly believe that Zions Bancorporation, National Association is more favorable than First Horizon.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Zions Bancorporation, National Association and First Horizon.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Zions Bancorporation, National Association $2.97 billion 2.72 $1.13 billion $6.14 8.69
first horizon $3.25 billion 3.68 $999.00 million $1.68 1:30 p.m.

Zions Bancorporation, National Association has higher revenue, but lower revenue than First Horizon. Zions Bancorporation, National Association trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than First Horizon, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Zions Bancorporation, National Association beats First Horizon on 13 of 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Zions Bancorporation, National Association (Get an evaluation)

Zions Bancorporation, National Association provides various banking and related services primarily in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The company offers business banking services; commercial banking, including small and medium enterprises; commercial real estate banking services; municipal and public finance departments; retail banking, including residential mortgages; fiduciary services; wealth management and personal banking services; and capital markets products and services. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 422 branches, including 273 owned and 149 leased. The company was formerly known as ZB, National Association and changed its name to Zions Bancorporation, National Association in September 2018. Zions Bancorporation, National Association was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About Premier Horizon (Get an evaluation)

First Horizon Corporation operates as a bank holding company for First Horizon Bank which provides various financial services. The Company operates through three segments: Regional Bank, Specialized Bank and Corporate. It provides general banking services to consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments. The company also subscribes to eligible banking securities and other fixed-income securities eligible for subscription by financial subsidiaries; sells loans and derivatives; and offers consulting services. In addition, it offers various services, such as mortgage banking; title insurance and loan closing; brokerage; correspondent bank; national check clearing and remittance processing; trust, fiduciary and agency; financing of equipment; and financial advisory and investment services. Additionally, the Company sells mutual funds and retail insurance products; and credit cards. It operates approximately 500 banking offices in 22 states under the First Horizon Bank brand; and 400 banking centers in 12 states under the FHN Financial brand in the United States. The company was formerly known as First Horizon National Corporation and changed its name to First Horizon Corporation in November 2020. First Horizon Corporation was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.



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