Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ: PNFP) is one of 206 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Pinnacle Financial Partners to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Pinnacle Financial Partners and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pinnacle Financial Partners 0 2 2 0 2.50
Pinnacle Financial Partners Competitors 838 3913 2834 114 2.29

Pinnacle Financial Partners presently has a consensus price target of $65.67, indicating a potential upside of 4.52%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 5.88%. Given Pinnacle Financial Partners’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pinnacle Financial Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pinnacle Financial Partners and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Pinnacle Financial Partners $479.70 million N/A 20.20
Pinnacle Financial Partners Competitors N/A N/A 23.99

Pinnacle Financial Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.3% of Pinnacle Financial Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.4% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of Pinnacle Financial Partners 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Pinnacle Financial Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Pinnacle Financial Partners pays out 18.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Pinnacle Financial Partners and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pinnacle Financial Partners 27.36% 7.67% 1.16%
Pinnacle Financial Partners Competitors 19.73% 8.40% 0.88%

Volatility and Risk

Pinnacle Financial Partners has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pinnacle Financial Partners’ rivals have a beta of 0.73, meaning that their average stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Pinnacle Financial Partners beats its rivals on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About Pinnacle Financial Partners

Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, Pinnacle Bank. The Company operates as a community bank primarily in the urban markets of Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis and Chattanooga, Tennessee and other counties. It provides the personalized service associated with small community banks, while seeking to offer the products and services, such as investments and treasury management. Pinnacle Bank offers an array of convenience-centered products and services, including round the clock telephone and Internet banking, mobile banking, debit and credit cards, direct deposit, remote deposit and cash management services for small- to medium-sized businesses. In addition, Pinnacle Bank is associated with a network of automated teller machines of other financial institutions that its clients are able to use throughout Tennessee and other regions.

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