Bridge Capital (NASDAQ: BBNK) is one of 199 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Bridge Capital to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Bridge Capital and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bridge Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bridge Capital Competitors 371 2907 2345 68 2.37

As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 4.28%. Given Bridge Capital’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Bridge Capital has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

47.3% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Bridge Capital and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bridge Capital 16.16% 8.27% 0.85%
Bridge Capital Competitors 20.46% 8.69% 0.93%

Volatility & Risk

Bridge Capital has a beta of 0.58, indicating that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bridge Capital’s competitors have a beta of 0.74, indicating that their average stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bridge Capital and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bridge Capital N/A N/A 26.14
Bridge Capital Competitors $343.96 million $72.97 million 19.17

Bridge Capital’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Bridge Capital. Bridge Capital 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.

Summary

Bridge Capital competitors beat Bridge Capital on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

About Bridge Capital

Bridge Capital Holdings is the bank holding company for Bridge Bank, National Association (the Bank). The Bank’s lending solutions include working capital lines of credit, structured finance (asset-based lending and factoring), 7(a) and 504 Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, commercial real estate loans, sustainable energy project financing, growth capital loans, equipment financing, letters of credit and commercial credit cards. The Bank’s depository and corporate banking services include cash and treasury management solutions, interest-bearing term deposit accounts, checking accounts, Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment and wire solutions, fraud protection, remote deposit capture, courier services and online banking. The Bank’s international banking services include foreign exchange (FX payments and hedging), letters of credit, and import and export financing. The Bank provides banking services to businesses located across the San Francisco Bay Area.

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