Fox Chase Bancorp (NASDAQ: FXCB) is one of 201 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Fox Chase Bancorp to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Dividends

Fox Chase Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Fox Chase Bancorp pays out 65.9% 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.

Profitability

This table compares Fox Chase Bancorp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fox Chase Bancorp 24.42% 5.09% 0.80%
Fox Chase Bancorp Competitors 20.42% 8.68% 0.92%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Fox Chase Bancorp and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Fox Chase Bancorp N/A N/A 23.93
Fox Chase Bancorp Competitors $338.81 million $71.86 million 22.28

Fox Chase Bancorp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Fox Chase Bancorp. Fox Chase Bancorp is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

46.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Fox Chase Bancorp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fox Chase Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Fox Chase Bancorp Competitors 507 3087 2474 87 2.35

As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 3.55%. Given Fox Chase Bancorp’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Fox Chase Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Fox Chase Bancorp peers beat Fox Chase Bancorp on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

Fox Chase Bancorp Company Profile

Fox Chase Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company of Fox Chase Bank (the Bank). The Bank’s business activities consist of the ownership of common stock of the Bank and making over two loans to the Fox Chase Bank Employee Stock Ownership Plan (the ESOP). The Bank operates as a community-oriented financial institution offering financial services to businesses and consumers in its market areas. The Bank’s loan portfolio consists of multi-family and commercial real estate loans, one- to four-family residential real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, construction loans and consumer loans. It offers fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgage loans secured by multi-family and commercial real estate to individuals and small businesses. The Bank also maintains an investment portfolio. It maintains approximately two offices in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, over one office in each of Philadelphia and Chester Counties, Pennsylvania, and over three offices in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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