Eagle Bancorp (NASDAQ: EGBN) is one of 200 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Eagle Bancorp to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Eagle Bancorp and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Eagle Bancorp $313.09 million $97.70 million 18.03
Eagle Bancorp Competitors $338.81 million $71.86 million 21.36

Eagle Bancorp’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Eagle Bancorp. Eagle Bancorp 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 Eagle Bancorp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eagle Bancorp 32.40% 12.37% 1.54%
Eagle Bancorp Competitors 20.44% 8.70% 0.93%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.3% of Eagle Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.0% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.4% of Eagle Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Eagle Bancorp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eagle Bancorp 0 1 4 0 2.80
Eagle Bancorp Competitors 380 2922 2349 68 2.37

Eagle Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $66.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.70%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 4.60%. Given Eagle Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Eagle Bancorp is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Eagle Bancorp has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eagle Bancorp’s peers have a beta of 0.75, meaning that their average stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Eagle Bancorp beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Eagle Bancorp Company Profile

Eagle Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company for EagleBank (the Bank). The Bank is the Company’s principal operating subsidiary. The Bank is a chartered commercial bank. As of December 31, 2016, the Bank operated 21 banking offices: seven in Montgomery County, Maryland; five located in the District of Columbia, and nine in Northern Virginia. The Bank offers a range of commercial banking services to its business and professional clients, as well as consumer banking services to individuals living or working in the service area. The Bank also provides commercial banking services to proprietorships, businesses, partnerships, corporations, non-profit organizations and associations, and investors living and working in and near the Bank’s primary service area. The Bank offers a range of retail banking services to accommodate the individual needs of both corporate customers, as well as the community the Bank serves. It also offers online banking, mobile banking and remote deposit services.

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