Veritex (NASDAQ: VBTX) is one of 307 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Veritex to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

Veritex has a beta of 1.62, indicating that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Veritex’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Veritex 21.85% 5.30% 0.90%
Veritex Competitors 18.35% 8.21% 0.92%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Veritex and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Veritex 0 1 2 0 2.67
Veritex Competitors 2177 8406 8446 333 2.36

Veritex presently has a consensus price target of $31.83, suggesting a potential upside of 16.26%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential upside of 2.14%. Given Veritex’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Veritex is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.8% of Veritex shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.9% of Veritex shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Veritex and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Veritex $53.10 million $12.55 million 28.82
Veritex Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 380.64

Veritex’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Veritex. Veritex 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

Veritex competitors beat Veritex on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Veritex Company Profile

Veritex Holdings, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, Veritex Community Bank (the Bank), a Texas state chartered bank, provides relationship-driven commercial banking products and services tailored to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses and professionals. It operates through community banking segment. The Bank provides a range of banking services to individual and corporate customers, which include commercial and retail lending, and the acceptance of checking and savings deposits. It offers a suite of online banking solutions, including access to account balances, online transfers, online bill payment and electronic delivery of customer statements, as well as automated teller machines, and banking by telephone, mail and personal appointment. It also offers debit cards, direct deposit, cashier’s checks and letters of credit, as well as treasury management services, including wire transfer services and automated clearinghouse services.

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