M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB) is one of 311 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare M&T Bank to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares M&T Bank and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
M&T Bank $5.72 billion $1.32 billion 19.94
M&T Bank Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 392.08

M&T Bank has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. M&T Bank 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.


M&T Bank pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. M&T Bank pays out 34.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 35.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

M&T Bank has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, M&T Bank’s peers have a beta of 0.79, meaning that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.7% of M&T Bank shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.1% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.2% of M&T Bank shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company 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.


This table compares M&T Bank and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
M&T Bank 23.97% 9.52% 1.18%
M&T Bank Competitors 18.54% 8.27% 0.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for M&T Bank and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
M&T Bank 2 12 3 0 2.06
M&T Bank Competitors 2232 8611 8636 354 2.36

M&T Bank presently has a consensus target price of $167.87, suggesting a potential downside of 3.03%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.34%. Given M&T Bank’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe M&T Bank is more favorable than its peers.


M&T Bank beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About M&T Bank

M&T Bank Corporation (M&T) is a bank holding company. As of December 31, 2016, M&T had two bank subsidiaries: Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company (M&T Bank) and Wilmington Trust, National Association (Wilmington Trust, N.A.). The Company, along with its subsidiaries, offers a range of retail and commercial banking, trust and wealth management, and investment services. Its segments are Business Banking, which provides a range of services to small businesses and professionals; Commercial Banking, which provides a range of credit products and banking services; Commercial Real Estate, which provides credit and deposit services; Discretionary Portfolio, which includes investment and trading account securities, residential real estate loans and other assets, and short-term and long-term borrowed funds; Residential Mortgage Banking, which originates and services residential mortgage loans, and Retail Banking, which services to consumers through various delivery channels.

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