Financial Analysis: CU Bancorp (CUNB) versus Its Competitors

CU Bancorp (NASDAQ: CUNB) is one of 341 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare CU Bancorp to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CU Bancorp and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
CU Bancorp N/A N/A 22.46
CU Bancorp Competitors $6.26 billion $913.80 million 349.40

CU Bancorp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than CU Bancorp. CU Bancorp 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CU Bancorp 29.03% 10.78% 1.21%
CU Bancorp Competitors 18.59% 8.63% 0.93%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for CU Bancorp and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CU Bancorp 0 1 5 0 2.83
CU Bancorp Competitors 2257 9114 9201 377 2.37

CU Bancorp currently has a consensus price target of $41.33, suggesting a potential upside of 10.22%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 2.88%. Given CU Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CU Bancorp is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

56.4% of CU Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.1% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.1% of CU Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% 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.


CU Bancorp beats its rivals on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About CU Bancorp

CU Bancorp is the bank holding company of California United Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a full-service commercial bank offering a range of banking products and services designed for small and medium-sized businesses, non-profit organizations, business owners and entrepreneurs, and the professional community. The Bank provides a range of deposit products, such as savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts, and loan products. The Bank also provides cash management services, online banking, commercial credit cards and other primarily business-oriented products. Its other services include commercial and stand-by letters of credit, domestic and international wire transfers, on site Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), and Visa Debit Cards and ATM cards. It also provides bank-by-mail services, courier services, armored transport, lock box, cash vault, cash management services, telephone banking, night depositories, commercial credit cards and international services.

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