First of Long Island (NASDAQ: FLIC) is one of 312 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare First of Long Island to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for First of Long Island and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First of Long Island 0 1 1 0 2.50
First of Long Island Competitors 2254 8751 8719 358 2.36

First of Long Island presently has a consensus target price of $31.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12.10%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 8.43%. Given First of Long Island’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe First of Long Island is more favorable than its rivals.

Dividends

First of Long Island pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. First of Long Island pays out 41.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

53.6% of First of Long Island shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of First of Long Island shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held 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.

Volatility & Risk

First of Long Island has a beta of 0.77, meaning that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First of Long Island’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, meaning that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares First of Long Island and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First of Long Island 28.36% 10.81% 0.96%
First of Long Island Competitors 18.52% 8.21% 0.93%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares First of Long Island and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
First of Long Island $113.50 million $30.88 million 19.51
First of Long Island Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 393.56

First of Long Island’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than First of Long Island. First of Long Island 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.

Summary

First of Long Island beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About First of Long Island

The First of Long Island Corporation is a one-bank holding company. The Company provides financial services through its subsidiary, The First National Bank of Long Island (the Bank). Its services include account reconciliation services, bank by mail, personal money orders, bill payment, remote deposit, cash management services, safe deposit boxes, collection services securities transactions, controlled disbursement accounts, signature guarantee services, drive-through banking, merchant credit card services, and investment management and trust services. Its loan portfolio consists of loans to borrowers on Long Island and in the boroughs of New York City, and its real estate loans are secured by properties located in those areas. It has an Investment Management Division that provides investment management, pension trust, personal trust, estate and custody services. Additionally, the Bank has two commercial banking branches in Manhattan.

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