Critical Contrast: WSFS Financial Corporation (WSFS) & Its Rivals
WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WSFS) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail & Mortgage Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare WSFS Financial Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.
This table compares WSFS Financial Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|WSFS Financial Corporation||19.96%||10.44%||1.08%|
|WSFS Financial Corporation Competitors||14.79%||-27.48%||0.87%|
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for WSFS Financial Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|WSFS Financial Corporation||0||0||3||0||3.00|
|WSFS Financial Corporation Competitors||108||444||477||12||2.38|
WSFS Financial Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $51.33, suggesting a potential upside of 4.66%. As a group, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies have a potential upside of 27.78%. Given WSFS Financial Corporation’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe WSFS Financial Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares WSFS Financial Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|WSFS Financial Corporation||$307.38 million||N/A||22.30|
|WSFS Financial Corporation Competitors||$678.45 million||$169.32 million||12.31|
WSFS Financial Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than WSFS Financial Corporation. WSFS Financial Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
WSFS Financial Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. WSFS Financial Corporation pays out 12.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 28.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Risk & Volatility
WSFS Financial Corporation has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, WSFS Financial Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.83, meaning that their average stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
78.4% of WSFS Financial Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.7% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.9% of WSFS Financial Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.9% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
WSFS Financial Corporation beats its competitors on 9 of the 14 factors compared.
WSFS Financial Corporation Company Profile
WSFS Financial Corporation is a savings and loan holding company. The Company’s subsidiary is Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB (WSFS Bank or the Bank), which is the bank and trust company. It operates in three segments: WSFS Bank, Cash Connect and Wealth Management. The WSFS Bank segment provides loans and other financial products to commercial and retail customers. Its Cash Connect segment provides automated teller machine (ATM) services through strategic partnerships with several of the network, manufacturers and service providers in the ATM industry. The Wealth Management segment provides a range of fiduciary, investment management, credit and deposit products to clients. Its banking business is commercial lending funded by customer-generated deposits. It also offers a range of consumer loan products, retail securities and insurance brokerage services. Its subsidiaries include WSFS Wealth Investments, 1832 Holdings, Inc., Monarch and West Capital Management.
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