First Niagara Financial Group (NASDAQ: FNFG) is one of 301 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare First Niagara Financial Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

52.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares First Niagara Financial Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
First Niagara Financial Group N/A N/A 20.78
First Niagara Financial Group Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 398.18

First Niagara Financial Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than First Niagara Financial Group. First Niagara Financial Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares First Niagara Financial Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Niagara Financial Group 14.04% 4.06% 0.47%
First Niagara Financial Group Competitors 18.72% 8.45% 0.95%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for First Niagara Financial Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Niagara Financial Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
First Niagara Financial Group Competitors 2186 8530 8528 333 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.30%. Given First Niagara Financial Group’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe First Niagara Financial Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

First Niagara Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. First Niagara Financial Group pays out 65.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

First Niagara Financial Group competitors beat First Niagara Financial Group on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

First Niagara Financial Group Company Profile

First Niagara Financial Group Inc. is a bank holding company for First Niagara Bank, N.A. (the Bank). The Bank is engaged in providing financial services to individuals and businesses in New York, Western and Eastern Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Western Massachusetts. The Bank is a nationally chartered regional bank providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses. The Bank operates through two segments: banking and financial services. The banking segment includes all of its retail and commercial banking operations. The financial services segment includes its insurance operations. Its financial services activities consist predominantly of insurance sales. Its financial services activities consist of insurance sales. The Bank provides a range of products and services through its retail consumer, commercial, business services and wealth management operations, including retail banking, cash management, insurance and wealth management products.

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