Contrasting Sterling Bancorp (SBT) & Its Rivals
Sterling Bancorp (NASDAQ: SBT) is one of 93 public companies in the “Federal savings institutions” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Sterling Bancorp to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Sterling Bancorp and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sterling Bancorp||$183.81 million||$63.47 million||8.12|
|Sterling Bancorp Competitors||$903.88 million||$212.26 million||15.57|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
31.3% of Sterling Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.2% of shares of all “Federal savings institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of Sterling Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of shares of all “Federal savings institutions” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Sterling Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Sterling Bancorp pays out 3.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Federal savings institutions” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.6% and pay out 35.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Sterling Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sterling Bancorp Competitors||513||1409||1217||86||2.27|
Sterling Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $13.50, suggesting a potential upside of 38.60%. As a group, “Federal savings institutions” companies have a potential upside of 16.49%. Given Sterling Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Sterling Bancorp is more favorable than its rivals.
Volatility & Risk
Sterling Bancorp has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sterling Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.51, indicating that their average share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Sterling Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sterling Bancorp Competitors||17.31%||8.57%||0.90%|
Sterling Bancorp beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About Sterling Bancorp
Sterling Bancorp, Inc. is a unitary thrift holding company. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Sterling Bank and Trust, F.S.B., has primary branch operations in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California and New York City, and a loan production office in Seattle, Washington. Sterling offers a broad range of loan products to the residential and commercial markets, as well as retail and business banking services. Sterling also has an operations center and a branch in Southfield, Michigan. Sterling was named as the top performing community bank in the United States with total assets between $1 billion and $10 billion in 2017 by SNL/S&P Global Market Intelligence.
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