Franklin Financial Network (NYSE: FSB) is one of 308 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Franklin Financial Network to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Franklin Financial Network and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Franklin Financial Network 0 4 1 0 2.20
Franklin Financial Network Competitors 2114 8346 8431 332 2.36

Franklin Financial Network currently has a consensus target price of $40.20, suggesting a potential upside of 16.35%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 8.73%. Given Franklin Financial Network’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Franklin Financial Network is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Franklin Financial Network and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Franklin Financial Network $115.05 million $28.05 million 14.10
Franklin Financial Network Competitors $5.49 billion $825.32 million 364.42

Franklin Financial Network’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Franklin Financial Network. Franklin Financial Network is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

54.9% of Franklin Financial Network shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.6% of Franklin Financial Network shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Franklin Financial Network and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Franklin Financial Network 23.70% 11.48% 0.98%
Franklin Financial Network Competitors 18.54% 8.33% 0.93%

Risk and Volatility

Franklin Financial Network has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Franklin Financial Network’s peers have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Franklin Financial Network beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Franklin Financial Network

Franklin Financial Network, Inc. is a financial holding company. Through its bank subsidiary, Franklin Synergy Bank (the Bank), a commercial bank, the Company provides a range of banking and related financial services. The Company focuses on the provision of services to small businesses, corporate entities, local governments and individuals. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated through 12 branches in Williamson and Rutherford counties and a loan production office within the Nashville metropolitan area. The Company’s loan portfolio consists of real estate loans, including construction and land development loans, commercial loans and residential loans; commercial and industrial, and consumer and other loans. The Company’s investment securities portfolio consists of both securities classified as available-for-sale and securities classified as held-to-maturity. The Company’s primary sources of funds include deposits.

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