Pacific Premier Bancorp (NASDAQ: PPBI) is one of 206 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Pacific Premier Bancorp to related companies based off the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Pacific Premier Bancorp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pacific Premier Bancorp 0 1 4 0 2.80
Pacific Premier Bancorp Competitors 837 3902 2822 114 2.29

Pacific Premier Bancorp currently has a consensus price target of $43.00, indicating a potential upside of 28.94%. All “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 8.07%. Given Pacific Premier Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Pacific Premier Bancorp is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.4% of Pacific Premier Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.4% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.6% of Pacific Premier Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Pacific Premier Bancorp has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pacific Premier Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.73, suggesting that their average stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pacific Premier Bancorp and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Pacific Premier Bancorp $199.61 million N/A 23.00
Pacific Premier Bancorp Competitors N/A N/A 23.35

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

Profitability

This table compares Pacific Premier Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pacific Premier Bancorp 19.85% 9.42% 1.20%
Pacific Premier Bancorp Competitors 19.79% 8.37% 0.88%

Summary

Pacific Premier Bancorp beats its competitors on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Pacific Premier Bancorp

Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company’s subsidiary, Pacific Premier Bank (the Bank), is a California state-chartered commercial bank. The Company’s principal business is attracting deposits from small and middle market businesses and consumers and investing those deposits together with funds generated from operations and borrowings, primarily in commercial business loans and various types of commercial real estate (CRE) loans. The Company provides banking services within its targeted markets in California to businesses, including the owners and employees of those businesses, professionals, real estate investors and non-profit organizations. Additionally, it provides certain banking services nationwide. It also provides customized cash management, electronic banking services and credit facilities to Home Owners Associations (HOA) and HOA management companies nationwide. It provides the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) loans nationwide.

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