Anchor Bancorp (NASDAQ: ANCB) is one of 206 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Anchor Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Anchor Bancorp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Anchor Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Anchor Bancorp Competitors 847 3944 2859 114 2.29

As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 2.64%. Given Anchor Bancorp’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Anchor Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Anchor Bancorp and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Anchor Bancorp $20.91 million N/A 26.19
Anchor Bancorp Competitors N/A N/A 24.78

Anchor Bancorp is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

42.5% of Anchor Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.5% of Anchor Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Anchor Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Anchor Bancorp 9.58% 3.63% 0.52%
Anchor Bancorp Competitors 19.70% 8.37% 0.88%

Risk & Volatility

Anchor Bancorp has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Anchor Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.73, suggesting that their average stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Anchor Bancorp competitors beat Anchor Bancorp on 6 of the 9 factors compared.

About Anchor Bancorp

Anchor Bancorp is the bank holding company of Anchor Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a community-based savings bank. As of June 30, 2016, the Bank primarily served Western Washington through its 10 full-service banking offices (including a Wal-Mart in-store location) located within Grays Harbor, Thurston, Lewis, Pierce and Mason counties, and a loan production office located in King County, Washington. It is in the business of attracting deposits from the public and utilizing those deposits to originate loans. The Bank offers a range of loan products. The Bank’s operations include commercial banking services, such as lending activities, deposit products and other cash management services. The Bank offers commercial real estate loans and multi-family loans primarily in Western Washington. The Bank offers various deposit instruments, including checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts and certificates of deposit with a range of rates.

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