Metro Bancorp (NASDAQ: METR) is one of 200 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Metro Bancorp to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Metro Bancorp and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Metro Bancorp Competitors||$338.81 million||$71.86 million||21.79|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
46.9% 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Metro Bancorp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Metro Bancorp Competitors||20.38%||8.68%||0.92%|
Metro Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Metro Bancorp pays out 20.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Metro Bancorp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Metro Bancorp Competitors||423||3025||2429||78||2.36|
As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 6.35%. Given Metro Bancorp’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Metro Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Metro Bancorp peers beat Metro Bancorp on 9 of the 10 factors compared.
Metro Bancorp Company Profile
Metro Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company provides full banking services through its subsidiary, Metro Bank (the Bank), which is a state-chartered bank. The Bank offers its lending and depository services from its main store in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, and its around 33 other full-service stores located in Cumberland, Dauphin, York, Berks, Lancaster and Lebanon Counties, Pennsylvania. The Bank provides retail and commercial banking services for consumers and small and mid-sized companies. The Bank’s lending and investment activities are funded principally by retail deposits gathered through its retail store office network. The Bank provides a range of retail banking services and products, including free personal checking accounts and business checking accounts, regular savings accounts, money market accounts, interest checking accounts, fixed rate certificates of deposit (CDs), individual retirement accounts, club accounts, and debit card services, among others.
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