Access National Corporation (NASDAQ: ANCX) is one of 344 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Access National Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Access National Corporation has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Access National Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.82, meaning that their average stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Access National Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Access National Corporation pays out 63.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Access National Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Access National Corporation $81.82 million $16.40 million 30.72
Access National Corporation Competitors $5.42 billion $809.95 million 351.65

Access National Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Access National Corporation. Access National Corporation 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Access National Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Access National Corporation 0 3 2 0 2.40
Access National Corporation Competitors 2104 8328 8412 324 2.36

Access National Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $30.80, suggesting a potential upside of 6.65%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 8.13%. Given Access National Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Access National Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Access National Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Access National Corporation 13.61% 10.11% 1.19%
Access National Corporation Competitors 18.83% 8.77% 0.93%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

36.9% of Access National Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.2% of Access National Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Access National Corporation competitors beat Access National Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Access National Corporation Company Profile

Access National Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, Access National Bank (the Bank). The Bank offers a range of financial services and products, and specializes in providing customized financial services to small and medium sized businesses, professionals and associated individuals. The Company operates through three segments: traditional commercial banking, mortgage banking and wealth management. Its commercial banking segment includes loans, investment securities and deposit services. Its mortgage banking segment includes mortgage loans held for sale, sales of loans in the secondary mortgage market and loan origination. Its wealth management segment includes portfolio asset management. The commercial banking segment provides the mortgage banking segment with the short-term funds needed to originate mortgage loans through a warehouse line of credit and charges interest to the mortgage banking segment.

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