First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is one of 205 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare First Republic Bank to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Republic Bank 26.85% 12.06% 0.94%
First Republic Bank Competitors 20.64% 8.80% 0.93%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.8% of First Republic Bank shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.6% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Republic Bank 0 8 6 0 2.43
First Republic Bank Competitors 351 2824 2300 66 2.38

First Republic Bank presently has a consensus price target of $102.93, suggesting a potential upside of 5.68%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 4.17%. Given First Republic Bank’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe First Republic Bank is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares First Republic Bank and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
First Republic Bank $2.46 billion N/A 22.97
First Republic Bank Competitors N/A N/A 21.12

First Republic Bank 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.

Dividends

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 16.0% 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 33.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. First Republic Bank has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Summary

First Republic Bank beats its rivals on 11 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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