PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE: PNC) is one of 342 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) 24.61% 9.29% 1.16%
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) Competitors 18.86% 8.82% 0.94%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

81.4% of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.6% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned 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.

Dividends

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) pays out 36.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 34.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The)’s peers have a beta of 0.83, indicating that their average share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) 0 14 6 2 2.45
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) Competitors 2107 8334 8405 326 2.36

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) presently has a consensus target price of $134.97, indicating a potential upside of 0.66%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.70%. Given PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The)’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) $16.42 billion $3.90 billion 16.33
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) Competitors $5.42 billion $809.98 million 354.40

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) beats its peers on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) Company Profile

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services company. The Company has businesses engaged in retail banking, including residential mortgage, corporate and institutional banking and asset management. The Company operates through four segments: Retail Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Asset Management Group, and BlackRock. Retail Banking provides deposit, lending, brokerage, investment management and cash management products and services. Corporate & Institutional Banking provides lending, treasury management and capital markets-related products and services. Asset Management Group includes personal wealth management for high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients and institutional asset management. BlackRock, in which the Company holds an equity investment, is a publicly traded investment management firm providing investment and risk management services to institutional and retail clients across the world.

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