Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ: BMRC) is one of 206 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Bank of Marin Bancorp to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Dividends

Bank of Marin Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Bank of Marin Bancorp pays out 34.7% 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 35.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Bank of Marin Bancorp has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bank of Marin Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.74, indicating that their average stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Bank of Marin Bancorp $83.92 million N/A 21.32
Bank of Marin Bancorp Competitors N/A N/A 22.62

Bank of Marin Bancorp 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.

Profitability

This table compares Bank of Marin Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bank of Marin Bancorp 24.74% 8.94% 1.03%
Bank of Marin Bancorp Competitors 20.44% 8.60% 0.91%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Bank of Marin Bancorp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bank of Marin Bancorp 0 4 0 0 2.00
Bank of Marin Bancorp Competitors 362 2847 2315 67 2.37

Bank of Marin Bancorp presently has a consensus target price of $69.50, suggesting a potential downside of 2.39%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 1.55%. Given Bank of Marin Bancorp’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Bank of Marin Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

42.4% of Bank of Marin Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.6% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.2% of Bank of Marin Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.6% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Bank of Marin Bancorp competitors beat Bank of Marin Bancorp on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About Bank of Marin Bancorp

Bank of Marin Bancorp (Bancorp) is the holding company for Bank of Marin (the Bank). The Company’s business banking focus is on small to medium-sized businesses, professionals and not-for-profit organizations. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated through 20 offices in Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, Napa and Alameda counties. It makes international banking services available to its customers indirectly through other financial institutions, with whom it has correspondent banking relationships. The Company offers a range of commercial and retail deposit and lending programs. Its lending categories include commercial real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, construction financing, consumer loans and home equity lines of credit. The Company offers a range of personal and business checking and savings accounts, and time deposit alternatives.

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