Valley National Bancorp (NYSE: VLY) is one of 323 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Valley National Bancorp to similar businesses based off the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Valley National Bancorp and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Valley National Bancorp 0 5 2 0 2.29
Valley National Bancorp Competitors 2590 8847 8428 391 2.33

Valley National Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $12.60, suggesting a potential upside of 17.43%. All “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 1.58%. Given Valley National Bancorp’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Valley National Bancorp is more favorable than its rivals.

Dividends

Valley National Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Valley National Bancorp pays out 62.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 36.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Valley National Bancorp has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Valley National Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Valley National Bancorp and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Valley National Bancorp $708.66 million N/A 15.33
Valley National Bancorp Competitors N/A N/A 17.23

Valley National Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Valley National Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Valley National Bancorp 20.73% 8.39% 0.82%
Valley National Bancorp Competitors 18.65% 8.71% 0.93%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

61.9% of Valley National Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Valley National Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Valley National Bancorp rivals beat Valley National Bancorp on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

Valley National Bancorp Company Profile

Valley National Bancorp is the bank holding company for Valley National Bank (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of commercial, retail, insurance and wealth management financial services products. The Company’s segments include Consumer Lending, Commercial Lending, Investment Management, and Corporate and Other Adjustments. The Consumer Lending segment primarily includes residential mortgages, home equity loans and automobile loans. The Commercial Lending segment primarily includes floating rate and adjustable rate commercial and industrial loans, as well as fixed rate owner occupied and commercial real estate loans. The Investment Management segment includes the Company’s investments in various types of securities. As of July 26, 2017, the Bank operated 200 branch locations serving northern and central New Jersey, the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, and Florida.

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