Customers Bancorp (NYSE: CUBI) is one of 311 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Customers Bancorp to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
86.5% of Customers Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.8% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.7% of Customers Bancorp 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 is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Customers Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Customers Bancorp Competitors||18.16%||8.27%||0.93%|
Risk and Volatility
Customers Bancorp has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Customers Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Customers Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Customers Bancorp Competitors||2417||8840||8813||370||2.35|
Customers Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $42.33, indicating a potential upside of 38.98%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 9.88%. Given Customers Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Customers Bancorp is more favorable than its rivals.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Customers Bancorp and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Customers Bancorp||$345.70 million||$78.70 million||14.86|
|Customers Bancorp Competitors||$5.62 billion||$754.88 million||393.11|
Customers Bancorp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Customers Bancorp. Customers Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Customers Bancorp beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
About Customers Bancorp
Customers Bancorp, Inc. (Customers Bancorp) is a bank holding company engaged in banking activities through its subsidiary, Customers Bank (the Bank). The Bank provides financial products and services to small and middle market businesses, not-for-profits, and consumers through its branches and offices in Southeastern Pennsylvania (Bucks, Berks, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties), Rye Brook, Melville and New York, New York (Westchester, Suffolk and New York Counties), Hamilton, New Jersey (Mercer County), Providence, Rhode Island (Providence County), Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Rockingham County) and Boston, Massachusetts (Suffolk County). The Bank also provides liquidity to the mortgage market nationwide through the operation of its loans to mortgage banking companies. The Bank offers a range of traditional loan and deposit banking products, and financial services. Customers Bank offers a range of lending products.
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