First Bancorp (NASDAQ: FNLC) is one of 201 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare First Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.


First Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. First Bancorp pays out 53.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 37.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

First Bancorp has a beta of 0.66, suggesting that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.68, suggesting that their average stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares First Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Bancorp 32.99% 11.30% 1.13%
First Bancorp Competitors 18.72% 8.60% 0.93%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares First Bancorp and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
First Bancorp $73.38 million $19.59 million 14.93
First Bancorp Competitors $389.86 million $87.00 million 7.28

First Bancorp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than First Bancorp. First Bancorp is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for First Bancorp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
First Bancorp Competitors 558 3222 2582 91 2.34

As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 8.47%. Given First Bancorp’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe First Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

31.9% of First Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.6% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.6% of First Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


First Bancorp competitors beat First Bancorp on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About First Bancorp

The First Bancorp, Inc. is the bank holding company of First National Bank (the Bank). The Bank offers a range of financial services to individuals and companies in coastal Maine. The Company, through First Advisors, a division of the Bank, offers a range of private banking, financial planning, investment management and trust services to individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and municipalities of various asset sizes. The Bank also offers automated teller machine (ATM) processing services. The Bank offers a range of loans, such as commercial loans, including real estate loans, construction loans and other loans; municipal loans; residential loans, including term loans and construction loans; home equity line of credit, and consumer loans. The Bank offers various deposits, such as demand deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts, money market accounts, savings and certificates of deposits.

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