Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ: UVSP) is one of 209 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania 0 2 1 0 2.33
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania Competitors 357 2831 2297 66 2.37

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania presently has a consensus target price of $32.67, indicating a potential upside of 11.87%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 4.03%. Given Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

61.0% of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.2% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by company 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.

Dividends

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania pays out 52.3% 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 34.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania 18.71% 8.41% 1.00%
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania Competitors 20.66% 8.78% 0.93%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania $182.57 million $19.50 million 19.09
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania Competitors $343.33 million $72.29 million 18.89

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania 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.

Risk and Volatility

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania has a beta of 0.62, suggesting that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania’s competitors have a beta of 0.76, suggesting that their average stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania competitors beat Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania Company Profile

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania is the bank holding company of Univest Bank and Trust Co. (the Bank). The Bank is a Pennsylvania state-chartered bank and trust company. The Company’s business segments include Banking, Wealth Management and Insurance. The Banking segment provides financial services, such as deposit taking, loan origination and servicing, mortgage banking, other general banking services and equipment lease financing. The Wealth Management segment offers trust and investment advisory services, guardian and custodian of employee benefits and other trust and brokerage services, as well as a registered investment advisory managing private investment accounts for both individuals and institutions. The Insurance segment includes a full-service insurance brokerage agency offering commercial property and casualty insurance, group life and health coverage, employee benefit solutions, personal insurance lines and human resources consulting.

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