Opus Bank (NASDAQ: OPB) is one of 199 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Opus Bank to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

98.5% of Opus Bank shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.3% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Opus Bank and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Opus Bank 0 3 2 0 2.40
Opus Bank Competitors 365 2874 2323 67 2.37

Opus Bank currently has a consensus price target of $28.50, suggesting a potential upside of 2.15%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 2.14%. Given Opus Bank’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Opus Bank is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Opus Bank and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Opus Bank 8.30% 3.11% 0.39%
Opus Bank Competitors 20.67% 8.83% 0.93%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Opus Bank and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Opus Bank $336.69 million $11.45 million 41.03
Opus Bank Competitors $343.96 million $72.97 million 21.72

Opus Bank’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Opus Bank. Opus Bank is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Opus Bank has a beta of 1.12, indicating that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Opus Bank’s peers have a beta of 0.75, indicating that their average share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Opus Bank peers beat Opus Bank on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Opus Bank Company Profile

Opus Bank is a commercial bank. The Company provides banking products, services and solutions to its clients through its Retail Bank, Commercial Bank, Merchant Bank, and Correspondent Bank. The Company’s Commercial Bank consists Commercial Banking, Business Banking, Healthcare Banking, Technology Banking, Fiduciary Banking, Institutional Syndications and Commercial Real Estate Banking (CREB), which includes Income Property Banking, its Structured Finance Group and Capital Markets Group. Through its Merchant Bank, the Company offers transaction support, and debt and equity capital to entrepreneurs, small and mid-sized business and middle-market companies. Through its Retail Bank, the Company provides banking solutions for small and mid-sized companies, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, professional and high net worth individuals. Through its Correspondent Bank, the Company offers loan and depository services to other financial institutions.

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