People’s Utah Bancorp (NASDAQ: PUB) is one of 341 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare People’s Utah Bancorp to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

31.0% of People’s Utah Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.6% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 25.2% of People’s Utah Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by 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 Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for People’s Utah Bancorp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
People’s Utah Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
People’s Utah Bancorp Competitors 2105 8300 8349 326 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.18%. Given People’s Utah Bancorp’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe People’s Utah Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares People’s Utah Bancorp and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
People’s Utah Bancorp $89.63 million $23.61 million 21.56
People’s Utah Bancorp Competitors $5.42 billion $809.98 million 349.93

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

Profitability

This table compares People’s Utah Bancorp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
People’s Utah Bancorp 27.33% 11.28% 1.55%
People’s Utah Bancorp Competitors 18.78% 8.77% 0.93%

Dividends

People’s Utah Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. People’s Utah Bancorp pays out 25.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 34.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

People’s Utah Bancorp peers beat People’s Utah Bancorp on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

People’s Utah Bancorp Company Profile

People’s Utah Bancorp is a bank holding company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 18 retail banking locations, two residential mortgage offices and other support facilities operated through its banking subsidiary, People’s Intermountain Bank (PIB or the Bank). The Company provides full-service retail banking in the state of Utah, including a range of banking and related services to locally owned businesses, professional firms, real-estate developers, residential home builders, high net-worth individuals, investors and other customers. It also provides a range of banking services and products to individuals. The Bank operates two divisions: Bank of American Fork (BAF), Lewiston State Bank (LSB) and GrowthFunding Equipment Finance. The Company provides banking services throughout its market area to real estate developers, contractors and small-to medium-sized businesses.

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