The Bancorp (NASDAQ: TBBK) is one of 308 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare The Bancorp to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Bancorp 2.74% -1.67% -0.12%
The Bancorp Competitors 18.60% 8.30% 0.93%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for The Bancorp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Bancorp 0 1 2 0 2.67
The Bancorp Competitors 2197 8542 8560 337 2.36

The Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $8.50, suggesting a potential downside of 14.66%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.11%. Given The Bancorp’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe The Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares The Bancorp and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
The Bancorp $144.70 million -$96.49 million 110.67
The Bancorp Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 381.87

The Bancorp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than The Bancorp. The Bancorp 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

72.8% of The Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.1% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.4% of The Bancorp 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

The Bancorp has a beta of 1.24, suggesting that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

The Bancorp competitors beat The Bancorp on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

The Bancorp Company Profile

The Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company and its primary subsidiary is The Bancorp Bank (the Bank). The Company has four primary lines of specialty lending: securities backed lines of credit (SBLOC), automobile fleet and other equipment leasing, Small Business Administration (SBA), loans and loans generated for sale into capital markets primarily through both commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). SBLOCs are loans, which are generated through institutional banking affinity groups and are collateralized by marketable securities. SBLOCs are offered in conjunction with brokerage accounts. Automobile fleet and other equipment leases are generated in a range of Atlantic Coast and other states. SBA loans and loans generated for sale into CMBS and securitization capital markets are made nationally. Its prepaid card, private label banking for investment advisory companies and card payment processing are its primary sources of deposits.

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