Enterprise Financial Services Corporation (NASDAQ: EFSC) is one of 207 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Enterprise Financial Services Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Enterprise Financial Services Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enterprise Financial Services Corporation 0 2 1 0 2.33
Enterprise Financial Services Corporation Competitors 377 2895 2368 69 2.37

Enterprise Financial Services Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $43.00, indicating a potential downside of 0.81%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.80%. Given Enterprise Financial Services Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Enterprise Financial Services Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Enterprise Financial Services Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation pays out 19.0% 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.

Risk and Volatility

Enterprise Financial Services Corporation has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enterprise Financial Services Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.74, indicating that their average share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Enterprise Financial Services Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Enterprise Financial Services Corporation $176.17 million N/A 18.69
Enterprise Financial Services Corporation Competitors N/A N/A 25.87

Enterprise Financial Services Corporation 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.

Profitability

This table compares Enterprise Financial Services Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enterprise Financial Services Corporation 24.54% 11.18% 1.14%
Enterprise Financial Services Corporation Competitors 19.72% 8.36% 0.88%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

72.9% of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Enterprise Financial Services Corporation Company Profile

Enterprise Financial Services Corp is a financial holding company for a full service banking subsidiary, Enterprise Bank & Trust (the Bank). The Bank offers banking and wealth management services to individuals and business customers primarily located in the St. Louis, Kansas City and Phoenix metropolitan markets. The Company offers a range of business and personal banking services, and wealth management services. Its tax credit brokerage activities consist of the acquisition of Federal and State tax credits and the sale of these tax credits to clients. Enterprise Trust, a division of the Bank (Enterprise Trust or Trust), provides financial planning, estate planning, investment management, and trust services to businesses, individuals, institutions, retirement plans and non-profit organizations. It also offers a range of Treasury Management products and services that benefit businesses ranging from large national clients to smallest local merchants.

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