Comparing NatWest Group (OTCMKTS:RBSPF) & Private Bancorp of America (OTCMKTS:PBAM)

NatWest Group (OTCMKTS:RBSPF) and Private Bancorp of America (OTCMKTS:PBAM) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for NatWest Group and Private Bancorp of America, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NatWest Group 1 5 3 0 2.22
Private Bancorp of America 0 0 2 0 3.00

Private Bancorp of America has a consensus target price of $22.00, indicating a potential downside of 11.93%. Given Private Bancorp of America’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Private Bancorp of America is more favorable than NatWest Group.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares NatWest Group and Private Bancorp of America’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NatWest Group $16.85 billion 2.01 -$477.65 million N/A N/A
Private Bancorp of America $62.25 million 2.25 $10.71 million $1.94 12.88

Private Bancorp of America has lower revenue, but higher earnings than NatWest Group.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

9.2% of Private Bancorp of America shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares NatWest Group and Private Bancorp of America’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NatWest Group -1.96% 3.94% 0.21%
Private Bancorp of America 23.41% N/A N/A

Summary

Private Bancorp of America beats NatWest Group on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

NatWest Group Company Profile

NatWest Group Plc engages in the provision of international banking and financial services. It operates through the following segments: Personal and Business Banking, Commercial and Private Banking, RBS International (RBSI), NatWest Markets, and Central Items and Other. The Personal and Business Banking segment consists of the United Kingdom Personal, Business Banking, and Ulster Bank RoI sub-segments. The Commercial and Private Banking segment covers the Commercial Banking, Private Banking, and RBS International Commercial Banking sub-segments, involved in serving retail, commercial, corporate, and financial institution customers. The RBSI serves retail, commercial, corporate and financial institution customers in Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Gibraltar and financial institution customers in Luxembourg and London. The NatWest Markets offers corporate and institutional customers global market access, providing them with trading, risk management, and financing solutions. The Central Items and Other segment include corporate functions, such as RBS treasury, finance, risk management, compliance, legal, communications, and human resources. The company was founded on March 25, 1968

Private Bancorp of America Company Profile

Private Bancorp of America, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of banking solutions. Through its bank subsidiary, it provides deposit and loan services. It also specializes in making loans on commercial real estate, as well as small to mid-sized business loans. It operates through the following segments: Real Estate, Commercial, Small Business Administration (SBA), and Consumer. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in La Jolla, CA.

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