SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) is one of 309 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare SVB Financial Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

SVB Financial Group has a beta of 1.62, meaning that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SVB Financial Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for SVB Financial Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SVB Financial Group 0 2 10 0 2.83
SVB Financial Group Competitors 2422 8851 8814 368 2.35

SVB Financial Group presently has a consensus price target of $226.08, suggesting a potential downside of 11.80%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 9.23%. Given SVB Financial Group’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SVB Financial Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.7% of SVB Financial Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of SVB Financial Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.6% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SVB Financial Group 25.07% 11.88% 0.99%
SVB Financial Group Competitors 18.19% 8.26% 0.93%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SVB Financial Group and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
SVB Financial Group $1.65 billion $382.68 million 28.80
SVB Financial Group Competitors $5.69 billion $840.08 million 405.72

SVB Financial Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than SVB Financial Group. SVB 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.

Summary

SVB Financial Group beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

SVB Financial Group Company Profile

SVB Financial Group is a financial services company, as well as a bank holding and a financial holding company. The Company’s segments include Global Commercial Bank, SVB Private Bank and SVB Capital. The Global Commercial Bank segment consists of the operations of its Commercial Bank, and of SVB Wine, SVB Analytics and its Debt Fund Investments. SVB Private Bank is the private banking division of the Bank, which provides a range of personal financial solutions for consumers. SVB Capital is the venture capital investment arm of SVB Financial Group, which focuses primarily on funds management. The Company, through its subsidiaries and divisions, offers a range of banking and financial products and services to clients across the United States. It offers services in the technology, life science/healthcare, private equity/venture capital and wine industries. The Bank and its subsidiaries, also offer asset management, private wealth management, brokerage and other investment services.

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