Head-To-Head Contrast: Banc of California (BANC) vs. The Competition

Banc of California (NYSE: BANC) is one of 314 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Banc of California to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Banc of California and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Banc of California 1 2 3 0 2.33
Banc of California Competitors 2517 9102 9033 380 2.35

Banc of California presently has a consensus price target of $22.25, indicating a potential upside of 16.49%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.42%. Given Banc of California’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Banc of California is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & 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 $501.02 million $57.70 million 26.53
Banc of California Competitors $5.61 billion $767.18 million 389.78

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.

Profitability

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 13.28% 9.93% 0.70%
Banc of California Competitors 17.45% 8.41% 0.95%

Risk & Volatility

Banc of California has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Banc of California’s rivals have a beta of 0.77, suggesting that their average stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

51.8% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.9% of Banc of California 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, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Banc of California pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Banc of California pays out 72.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 37.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Banc of California rivals beat Banc of California on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Banc of California

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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