Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ: BMRC) is one of 208 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Bank of Marin Bancorp to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Dividends

Bank of Marin Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Bank of Marin Bancorp pays out 31.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 35.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Bank of Marin Bancorp and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bank of Marin Bancorp 0 3 0 0 2.00
Bank of Marin Bancorp Competitors 856 3992 2894 116 2.29

Bank of Marin Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $68.67, indicating a potential downside of 1.48%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential downside of 1.34%. Given Bank of Marin Bancorp’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bank of Marin Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

42.4% of Bank of Marin Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.6% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.2% of Bank of Marin Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned 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.

Volatility & Risk

Bank of Marin Bancorp has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bank of Marin Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.74, indicating that their average share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Bank of Marin Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bank of Marin Bancorp 26.72% 9.55% 1.09%
Bank of Marin Bancorp Competitors 19.86% 8.38% 0.88%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bank of Marin Bancorp and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Bank of Marin Bancorp $83.92 million N/A 19.10
Bank of Marin Bancorp Competitors N/A N/A 25.70

Bank of Marin Bancorp 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

Bank of Marin Bancorp rivals beat Bank of Marin Bancorp on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

Bank of Marin Bancorp Company Profile

Bank of Marin Bancorp (Bancorp) is the holding company for Bank of Marin (the Bank). The Company’s business banking focus is on small to medium-sized businesses, professionals and not-for-profit organizations. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated through 20 offices in Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, Napa and Alameda counties. It makes international banking services available to its customers indirectly through other financial institutions, with whom it has correspondent banking relationships. The Company offers a range of commercial and retail deposit and lending programs. Its lending categories include commercial real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, construction financing, consumer loans and home equity lines of credit. The Company offers a range of personal and business checking and savings accounts, and time deposit alternatives.

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