National Commerce Corporation (NASDAQ: NCOM) is one of 205 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare National Commerce Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for National Commerce Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Commerce Corporation 0 4 0 0 2.00
National Commerce Corporation Competitors 355 2830 2303 66 2.37

National Commerce Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $43.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.24%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 6.06%. Given National Commerce Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe National Commerce Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

National Commerce Corporation has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Commerce Corporation’s peers have a beta of 0.75, suggesting that their average stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.8% of National Commerce Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.4% of National Commerce Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares National Commerce Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
National Commerce Corporation $88.52 $17.85 22.54
National Commerce Corporation Competitors $344.00 $72.43 21.02

National Commerce Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than National Commerce Corporation. National Commerce Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares National Commerce Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Commerce Corporation 20.45% 7.84% 1.06%
National Commerce Corporation Competitors 20.59% 8.78% 0.93%

Summary

National Commerce Corporation peers beat National Commerce Corporation on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About National Commerce Corporation

National Commerce Corporation (NCC) is a financial holding company. The Company is engaged in the business of banking through its banking subsidiary, National Bank of Commerce (the Bank). The Company, through the Bank, provides a range of financial services to businesses, business owners and professionals. It holds interest in CBI Holding Company, LLC, which owns Corporate Billing, LLC, a transaction-based finance company that provides factoring, invoicing, collection and accounts receivable management services to transportation companies, and automotive parts and service providers across the United States and Canada. Its loan portfolio includes construction, land development and other land loans; loans secured by farmland; loans secured by one- to four-family residential properties; loans secured by multifamily residential properties; loans secured by nonfarm nonresidential properties; loans secured by real estate; commercial and industrial loans; consumer loans, and other loans.

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