Bridgewater Bancshares (NASDAQ: BWB) is one of 261 public companies in the “State commercial banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Bridgewater Bancshares to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bridgewater Bancshares and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bridgewater Bancshares $87.77 million $26.92 million 12.42
Bridgewater Bancshares Competitors $1.44 billion $276.38 million 13.12

Bridgewater Bancshares’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Bridgewater Bancshares. Bridgewater 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Bridgewater Bancshares and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bridgewater Bancshares 0 0 2 0 3.00
Bridgewater Bancshares Competitors 1940 6452 5048 292 2.27

Bridgewater Bancshares currently has a consensus target price of $15.25, suggesting a potential upside of 34.96%. As a group, “State commercial banks” companies have a potential upside of 21.03%. Given Bridgewater Bancshares’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bridgewater Bancshares is more favorable than its rivals.


This table compares Bridgewater Bancshares and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bridgewater Bancshares 30.67% 13.11% 1.52%
Bridgewater Bancshares Competitors 22.46% 9.26% 0.94%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

32.8% of Bridgewater Bancshares shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of shares of all “State commercial banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.8% of shares of all “State commercial banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

About Bridgewater Bancshares

Bridgewater Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Bridgewater Bank that provides banking products and services to commercial real estate investors, small business entrepreneurs, and high-net-worth individuals in the United States. It offers saving and money market, time, interest and noninterest bearing transaction, and brokered deposits. The company also provides commercial loans to sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and other business enterprises to finance accounts receivable or inventory, capital assets, or other business related purposes; construction and land development loans; 1-4 family mortgage loans; multifamily lending products; owner and non-owner occupied commercial real estate loans; and consumer and other loans. It operates through six branches in Minnesota. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota.

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