Sun Bancorp (NASDAQ: SNBC) is one of 199 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Sun Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Sun Bancorp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sun Bancorp 0 0 2 0 3.00
Sun Bancorp Competitors 365 2898 2343 68 2.37

Sun Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $27.25, indicating a potential upside of 6.03%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 3.86%. Given Sun Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Sun Bancorp is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

70.3% of Sun Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.3% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.5% of Sun Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sun Bancorp and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sun Bancorp $83.00 million $61.41 million 7.96
Sun Bancorp Competitors $343.96 million $72.97 million 21.45

Sun Bancorp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Sun Bancorp. Sun 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.

Dividends

Sun Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Sun Bancorp pays out 1.2% 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 35.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Sun Bancorp has a beta of 0.24, suggesting that its share price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sun Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.75, suggesting that their average share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sun Bancorp 72.60% 19.02% 2.77%
Sun Bancorp Competitors 20.45% 8.69% 0.93%

Summary

Sun Bancorp beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Sun Bancorp Company Profile

Sun Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company’s principal subsidiary is Sun National Bank (the Bank). Through the Bank, the Company provides an array of community banking services to consumers, small businesses and mid-size companies. The Company’s lending services to businesses include term loans, lines of credit and commercial mortgages. The Company’s commercial deposit services include business checking and money market accounts, and cash management solutions, such as online banking, electronic bill payment and wire transfer services, lockbox services, remote deposit and controlled disbursement services. The Company’s lending services to consumers consist primarily of lines of credit of overdraft sweeps. The Company’s consumer deposit services include checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts.

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