Bridge Capital (NASDAQ: BBNK) is one of 200 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Bridge Capital to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

47.0% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by company 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Bridge Capital and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bridge Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bridge Capital Competitors 384 2923 2350 68 2.37

As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 4.79%. Given Bridge Capital’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Bridge Capital has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bridge Capital and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bridge Capital N/A N/A 26.14
Bridge Capital Competitors $338.81 million $71.86 million 21.36

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bridge Capital 16.16% 8.27% 0.85%
Bridge Capital Competitors 20.40% 8.68% 0.92%

Volatility & Risk

Bridge Capital has a beta of 0.58, suggesting that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bridge Capital’s peers have a beta of 0.75, suggesting that their average share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Bridge Capital peers beat Bridge Capital on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

About Bridge Capital

Bridge Capital Holdings is the bank holding company for Bridge Bank, National Association (the Bank). The Bank’s lending solutions include working capital lines of credit, structured finance (asset-based lending and factoring), 7(a) and 504 Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, commercial real estate loans, sustainable energy project financing, growth capital loans, equipment financing, letters of credit and commercial credit cards. The Bank’s depository and corporate banking services include cash and treasury management solutions, interest-bearing term deposit accounts, checking accounts, Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment and wire solutions, fraud protection, remote deposit capture, courier services and online banking. The Bank’s international banking services include foreign exchange (FX payments and hedging), letters of credit, and import and export financing. The Bank provides banking services to businesses located across the San Francisco Bay Area.

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