Reviewing Banc of California (BANC) & The Competition
Banc of California (NYSE: BANC) is one of 309 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Banc of California to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.
Banc of California pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Banc of California pays out 49.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Banc of California and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Banc of California||15.48%||11.78%||0.80%|
|Banc of California Competitors||18.61%||8.23%||0.93%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Banc of California and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Banc of California||0||1||3||0||2.75|
|Banc of California Competitors||2249||8756||8755||354||2.36|
Banc of California currently has a consensus target price of $23.33, suggesting a potential upside of 11.91%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.48%. Given Banc of California’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Banc of California is more favorable than its rivals.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.9% of Banc of California shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Banc of California and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Banc of California||$656.85 million||$115.41 million||19.67|
|Banc of California Competitors||$5.50 billion||$827.87 million||394.25|
Banc of California’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Banc of California. Banc of California 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.
Volatility & Risk
Banc of California has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Banc of California’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, meaning that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Banc of California rivals beat Banc of California on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Banc of California Company Profile
Banc of California, Inc. is a financial holding company. The Company is the parent of Banc of California, National Association (the Bank). The Company operates through Commercial Banking; Mortgage Banking, and Corporate/Other segments. As of December 31, 2016, the Bank had 90 California banking locations, including 39 full service branches in San Diego, Orange, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties. The Bank offers automated bill payment, cash and treasury management, master demand accounts, foreign exchange, interest rate swaps, trust services, card payment services, remote and mobile deposit capture, automatic clearing house (ACH) origination, wire transfer, direct deposit, and safe deposit boxes. Bank customers also have the ability to access their accounts through a nationwide network of automated teller machines (ATMs), online, telephone and mobile banking. The Bank’s lending activities are focused on providing financing to private businesses, entrepreneurs and homeowners.
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