Peapack-Gladstone Financial (NASDAQ: PGC) is one of 199 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Peapack-Gladstone Financial to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Peapack-Gladstone Financial and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Peapack-Gladstone Financial 0 1 2 0 2.67
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Competitors 365 2898 2343 68 2.37

Peapack-Gladstone Financial currently has a consensus price target of $35.75, indicating a potential upside of 1.30%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 3.89%. Given Peapack-Gladstone Financial’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Peapack-Gladstone Financial has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.5% of Peapack-Gladstone Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.3% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.9% of Peapack-Gladstone Financial shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Peapack-Gladstone Financial has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Peapack-Gladstone Financial’s peers have a beta of 0.75, indicating that their average stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Peapack-Gladstone Financial and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Peapack-Gladstone Financial $145.97 million $26.47 million 18.57
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Competitors $343.96 million $72.97 million 21.45

Peapack-Gladstone Financial’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Peapack-Gladstone Financial. Peapack-Gladstone Financial 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.

Profitability

This table compares Peapack-Gladstone Financial and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Peapack-Gladstone Financial 20.36% 9.54% 0.83%
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Competitors 20.45% 8.69% 0.93%

Dividends

Peapack-Gladstone Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Peapack-Gladstone Financial pays out 10.5% 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.

Summary

Peapack-Gladstone Financial peers beat Peapack-Gladstone Financial on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Peapack-Gladstone Financial

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company’s principal subsidiary is Peapack-Gladstone Bank (the Bank), which is a state chartered commercial bank. The Company operates through two segments: Banking and Private Wealth Management Division. The Banking segment includes commercial, commercial real estate, multifamily, residential and consumer lending activities; deposit generation; operation of automated teller machines (ATMs); telephone and Internet banking services; merchant credit card services, and customer support sales. The Private Wealth Management Division includes asset management services provided for individuals and institutions; personal trust services, including services as executor, trustee, administrator, custodian and guardian; corporate trust services, including services as trustee for pension and profit sharing plans, and other financial planning and advisory services.

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