First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ: FBNK) is one of 323 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare First Connecticut Bancorp to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for First Connecticut Bancorp and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Connecticut Bancorp 0 1 0 0 2.00
First Connecticut Bancorp Competitors 2602 8876 8447 392 2.33

First Connecticut Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $26.00, suggesting a potential upside of 4.63%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 2.26%. Given First Connecticut Bancorp’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe First Connecticut Bancorp is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares First Connecticut Bancorp and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
First Connecticut Bancorp $86.49 million N/A 21.42
First Connecticut Bancorp Competitors N/A N/A 17.67

First Connecticut Bancorp is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Connecticut Bancorp 17.10% 6.84% 0.62%
First Connecticut Bancorp Competitors 18.60% 8.78% 0.93%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

49.0% of First Connecticut Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.7% of First Connecticut 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

First Connecticut Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. First Connecticut Bancorp pays out 48.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 36.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

First Connecticut Bancorp has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Connecticut Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

First Connecticut Bancorp rivals beat First Connecticut Bancorp on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

About First Connecticut Bancorp

First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (FCB) is a stock holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, Farmington Bank (the Bank), which is a full-service community bank with branch locations throughout central Connecticut and western Massachusetts. The Bank offers commercial and residential lending, as well as wealth management services. The Bank’s lending activities include residential, consumer and commercial lending. The Bank’s lending activities consists of the origination of one- to four-family residential real estate loans that are secured by properties located in Hartford County and surrounding counties in Connecticut. The Company offers a selection of deposit instruments, including checking, savings, money market savings accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts and fixed-rate time deposits.

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