First Citizens BancShares (NASDAQ: FCNCA) is one of 318 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare First Citizens BancShares to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Dividends

First Citizens BancShares pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. First Citizens BancShares pays out 4.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 34.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for First Citizens BancShares and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Citizens BancShares 0 0 0 0 N/A
First Citizens BancShares Competitors 1772 7472 7879 309 2.39

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential upside of 2.38%. Given First Citizens BancShares’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe First Citizens BancShares has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares First Citizens BancShares and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
First Citizens BancShares $1.47 billion $225.48 million 14.61
First Citizens BancShares Competitors $5.59 billion $832.82 million 371.74

First Citizens BancShares’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than First Citizens BancShares. First Citizens BancShares 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

44.9% of First Citizens BancShares shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.4% of First Citizens BancShares shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares First Citizens BancShares and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Citizens BancShares 20.60% 10.17% 0.94%
First Citizens BancShares Competitors 18.89% 8.80% 0.93%

Risk and Volatility

First Citizens BancShares has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Citizens BancShares’ rivals have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About First Citizens BancShares

First Citizens BancShares, Inc. (BancShares) is a holding company of First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company (FCB). As of December 31, 2016, BancShares operated in 21 states providing a range of financial services to individuals, businesses and professionals. FCB offers a range of retail and commercial banking services. Its loan services include various types of commercial, business and consumer lending. Its deposit services include checking, savings, money market and time deposit accounts. FCB also provides mortgage lending, a full-service trust department, wealth management services for businesses and individuals and other activities incidental to commercial banking. FCB’s subsidiaries, First Citizens Investor Services, Inc. and First Citizens Asset Management, Inc., provide various investment products, including annuities, discount brokerage services and third-party mutual funds to customers primarily through the bank’s branch network, as well as investment advisory services.

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