First of Long Island (NASDAQ: FLIC) is one of 261 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare First of Long Island to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares First of Long Island and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
First of Long Island $113.50 million $30.88 million 20.83
First of Long Island Competitors $6.42 billion $968.37 million 84.02

First of Long Island’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than First of Long Island. First of Long Island 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

53.6% of First of Long Island shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.6% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of First of Long Island shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by 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.

Volatility and Risk

First of Long Island has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First of Long Island’s rivals have a beta of 0.87, suggesting that their average stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares First of Long Island and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First of Long Island 28.36% 10.81% 0.96%
First of Long Island Competitors 18.21% 8.18% 0.93%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for First of Long Island and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First of Long Island 0 1 0 0 2.00
First of Long Island Competitors 2106 8251 8344 326 2.36

First of Long Island presently has a consensus price target of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.00%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential upside of 3.40%. Given First of Long Island’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe First of Long Island has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

First of Long Island pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. First of Long Island pays out 41.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 33.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

First of Long Island rivals beat First of Long Island on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

First of Long Island Company Profile

The First of Long Island Corporation is a one-bank holding company. The Company provides financial services through its subsidiary, The First National Bank of Long Island (the Bank). Its services include account reconciliation services, bank by mail, personal money orders, bill payment, remote deposit, cash management services, safe deposit boxes, collection services securities transactions, controlled disbursement accounts, signature guarantee services, drive-through banking, merchant credit card services, and investment management and trust services. Its loan portfolio consists of loans to borrowers on Long Island and in the boroughs of New York City, and its real estate loans are secured by properties located in those areas. It has an Investment Management Division that provides investment management, pension trust, personal trust, estate and custody services. Additionally, the Bank has two commercial banking branches in Manhattan.

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