Valley National Bancorp (NYSE: VLY) is one of 323 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Valley National Bancorp to related businesses based off the strength of its dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Valley National Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Valley National Bancorp 0 5 2 0 2.29
Valley National Bancorp Competitors 2591 8853 8433 391 2.33

Valley National Bancorp currently has a consensus price target of $12.60, indicating a potential upside of 16.02%. All “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 2.07%. Given Valley National Bancorp’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Valley National Bancorp is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Valley National Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Valley National Bancorp 20.73% 8.39% 0.82%
Valley National Bancorp Competitors 18.74% 8.69% 0.93%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

61.9% of Valley National Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of Valley National 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 company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Valley National Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Valley National Bancorp pays out 62.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 36.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Valley National Bancorp and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Valley National Bancorp $708.66 million N/A 15.51
Valley National Bancorp Competitors N/A N/A 17.51

Valley National Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Valley National Bancorp has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Valley National Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Valley National Bancorp rivals beat Valley National Bancorp on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

Valley National Bancorp Company Profile

Valley National Bancorp is the bank holding company for Valley National Bank (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of commercial, retail, insurance and wealth management financial services products. The Company’s segments include Consumer Lending, Commercial Lending, Investment Management, and Corporate and Other Adjustments. The Consumer Lending segment primarily includes residential mortgages, home equity loans and automobile loans. The Commercial Lending segment primarily includes floating rate and adjustable rate commercial and industrial loans, as well as fixed rate owner occupied and commercial real estate loans. The Investment Management segment includes the Company’s investments in various types of securities. As of July 26, 2017, the Bank operated 200 branch locations serving northern and central New Jersey, the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, and Florida.

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