Critical Analysis: Taylor Capital Group (TAYC) versus Pacific Continental (PCBK)

Taylor Capital Group (NASDAQ: TAYC) and Pacific Continental (NASDAQ:PCBK) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Taylor Capital Group and Pacific Continental, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Taylor Capital Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pacific Continental 0 2 0 0 2.00

Pacific Continental has a consensus target price of $28.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.00%.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.5% of Pacific Continental shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Pacific Continental shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Taylor Capital Group and Pacific Continental’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Taylor Capital Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pacific Continental $97.76 6,521,685.76 $19.77 $1.13 24.78

Pacific Continental has higher revenue and earnings than Taylor Capital Group.


This table compares Taylor Capital Group and Pacific Continental’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Taylor Capital Group N/A N/A N/A
Pacific Continental 26.45% 10.15% 1.10%


Pacific Continental pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Taylor Capital Group does not pay a dividend. Pacific Continental pays out 38.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Pacific Continental beats Taylor Capital Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Taylor Capital Group Company Profile

Taylor Capital Group, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company derives its revenue from its wholly owned subsidiary, Cole Taylor Bank (the Bank). It provides a range of products and services to closely-held commercial customers and their owner operators in the Chicago area. Its businesses are commercial banking, asset based lending, mortgage origination services and retail banking. The Bank’s primary businesses are commercial banking, asset based lending, mortgage banking services and retail banking. Its commercial lending activities consists of providing loans for working capital, business expansion or acquisition, owner-occupied commercial real estate financing, revolving lines of credit, and stand-by and commercial letters of credit. In August 2014, MB Financial Inc acquired Taylor Capital Group, Inc., and that Cole Taylor Bank has been merged into MB Financial Bank.

Pacific Continental Company Profile

Pacific Continental Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company’s principal business activities are conducted through its subsidiary, Pacific Continental Bank (the Bank), an Oregon state-chartered bank with deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The Bank operates in three primary markets: Eugene, Oregon, Portland; Oregon/Southwest Washington, and Seattle, Washington. As of December 31, 2016, the Bank operated 15 full-service offices in Oregon and Washington and two loan production offices in Washington and Colorado. The Bank primarily operates in large commercial markets and provides banking and related services designed for community-based businesses, nonprofit organizations, professional service providers and banking services for business owners. It provides traditional commercial and consumer banking services, including cash management products for businesses, online banking, safe deposit services debit and automated teller machine cards and others.

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