Avenue Financial (NASDAQ: AVNU) is one of 308 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Avenue Financial to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Avenue Financial and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Avenue Financial N/A N/A 29.33
Avenue Financial Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 388.26

Avenue Financial’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Avenue Financial. Avenue Financial 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.

Profitability

This table compares Avenue Financial and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Avenue Financial 12.94% 5.88% 0.48%
Avenue Financial Competitors 18.53% 8.16% 0.92%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Avenue Financial and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Avenue Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A
Avenue Financial Competitors 2256 8500 8552 359 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 10.33%. Given Avenue Financial’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Avenue Financial has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Avenue Financial competitors beat Avenue Financial on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

Avenue Financial Company Profile

Avenue Financial Holdings, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, Avenue Bank (the Bank). The Company’s operations are concentrated in the Nashville metropolitan statistical area (MSA), and provide a range of financial services through its approximately five locations (four of which are retail branches) and a limited deposit courier service (mobile branch) for select commercial banking clients. It is focused primarily on commercial and private banking. Its principal business is to provide traditional lending and deposit services to clients, through its commercial and private banking departments. The Company is organized into commercial banking, music and entertainment banking, private banking, business banking, mortgage banking and concierge banking teams. It has six loan segments, which include residential real estate, commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, construction and land development, consumer and other.

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