First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is one of 207 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare First Republic Bank to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.


First Republic Bank pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. First Republic Bank pays out 16.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 35.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. First Republic Bank has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.7% of First Republic Bank shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares First Republic Bank and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
First Republic Bank $2.34 billion N/A 25.22
First Republic Bank Competitors N/A N/A 25.80

First Republic Bank is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for First Republic Bank and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Republic Bank 0 8 5 0 2.38
First Republic Bank Competitors 380 2898 2373 70 2.37

First Republic Bank presently has a consensus price target of $104.92, suggesting a potential upside of 1.46%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.43%. Given First Republic Bank’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe First Republic Bank is more favorable than its competitors.


This table compares First Republic Bank and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Republic Bank 27.37% 12.16% 0.96%
First Republic Bank Competitors 19.75% 8.39% 0.88%

Risk & Volatility

First Republic Bank has a beta of 1.01, suggesting that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Republic Bank’s competitors have a beta of 0.74, suggesting that their average stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.


First Republic Bank beats its competitors on 10 of the 14 factors compared.

First Republic Bank Company Profile

First Republic Bank is a commercial bank and trust company. The Bank specializes in providing services, including private banking, private business banking, real estate lending and wealth management services, including trust and custody services, to clients in selected metropolitan areas in the United States. It operates through two segments: Commercial Banking and Wealth Management. The Commercial Banking segment is engaged in attracting funds from the public; originating loans, primarily real estate secured mortgage loans, and investing in investment securities. The Wealth Management segment consists of First Republic Investment Management, Inc.; its money market mutual fund activities through third-party providers and the brokerage activities of First Republic Securities Company, LLC; First Republic Trust Company and First Republic Trust Company of Delaware LLC (the Trust Company), and its foreign exchange activities. It offers a range of internally managed investment services.

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