Oritani Financial (NASDAQ: ORIT) is one of 313 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Oritani Financial to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Oritani Financial and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oritani Financial 0 1 0 0 2.00
Oritani Financial Competitors 2457 8975 8920 373 2.35

Oritani Financial presently has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 5.26%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 6.44%. Given Oritani Financial’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Oritani Financial is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Oritani Financial has a beta of 0.35, indicating that its share price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oritani Financial’s competitors have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Oritani Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Oritani Financial pays out 61.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 36.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oritani Financial 31.03% 10.73% 1.45%
Oritani Financial Competitors 18.07% 8.31% 0.94%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.1% of Oritani Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.9% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.1% of Oritani Financial shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Oritani Financial and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Oritani Financial $159.31 million $49.14 million 14.29
Oritani Financial Competitors $5.64 billion $754.88 million 408.03

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

Summary

Oritani Financial competitors beat Oritani Financial on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Oritani Financial

Oritani Financial Corp. is a holding company for Oritani Bank (the Bank). The Bank offers a range of retail and commercial loan and deposit products. The Bank operates in the New Jersey Counties of Bergen, Hudson, Essex and Passaic. The Bank’s loan portfolio includes residential loans, residential commercial real estate loans, credit or grocery retail commercial real estate loans, other commercial real estate loans, and construction and land loans. Its investment securities are classified as held to maturity, including mortgage-backed securities, and available for sale, including equity securities and mortgage-backed securities. Its deposits include checking (non-interest and interest-bearing demand deposits), money market deposit accounts, savings accounts and time deposits. The Bank offers personal banking services, such as mobile banking, and online banking and others services, and business banking services, such as business accounts and business services.

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