Atlantic Capital Bancshares (NASDAQ: ACBI) is one of 334 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Atlantic Capital Bancshares to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Atlantic Capital Bancshares and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atlantic Capital Bancshares 0 3 1 0 2.25
Atlantic Capital Bancshares Competitors 2106 8263 8330 325 2.36

Atlantic Capital Bancshares presently has a consensus price target of $21.50, indicating a potential upside of 30.50%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 4.32%. Given Atlantic Capital Bancshares’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Atlantic Capital Bancshares is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Atlantic Capital Bancshares and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Atlantic Capital Bancshares $106.55 million $13.39 million 30.51
Atlantic Capital Bancshares Competitors $5.59 billion $833.60 million 351.70

Atlantic Capital Bancshares’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Atlantic Capital Bancshares. Atlantic Capital Bancshares is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Atlantic Capital Bancshares and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atlantic Capital Bancshares 12.34% 4.44% 0.50%
Atlantic Capital Bancshares Competitors 18.91% 8.74% 0.93%

Volatility & Risk

Atlantic Capital Bancshares has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atlantic Capital Bancshares’ peers have a beta of 0.83, suggesting that their average share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.2% of Atlantic Capital Bancshares shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.6% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Atlantic Capital Bancshares shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% 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.

Summary

Atlantic Capital Bancshares peers beat Atlantic Capital Bancshares on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Atlantic Capital Bancshares Company Profile

Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. is the bank holding company for Atlantic Capital Bank (the Bank). The Bank operates as a commercial bank. The Bank provides an array of credit, treasury management and deposit products and services to growth businesses, middle market corporations, commercial real estate developers and investors, and private clients. Its wealth management division offers financial planning, trust administration, investment management, brokerage and estate planning services. It also provides selected capital markets, mortgage banking, and electronic banking services to its corporate, business and individual clients. Its private banking credit products include loans to individuals for personal and investment purposes, such as secured installment and term loans, and home equity lines of credit. Its specialty corporate financial services include payments industry banking, financial institutions banking, capital markets services and specialty commercial lending.

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