Atlantic Capital Bancshares (ACBI) & Flagstar Bancorp (FBC) Critical Survey
Atlantic Capital Bancshares (NASDAQ: ACBI) and Flagstar Bancorp (NYSE:FBC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.
Volatility and Risk
Atlantic Capital Bancshares has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Flagstar Bancorp has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Atlantic Capital Bancshares and Flagstar Bancorp, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Atlantic Capital Bancshares||0||3||1||0||2.25|
Atlantic Capital Bancshares currently has a consensus price target of $21.50, indicating a potential upside of 21.13%. Flagstar Bancorp has a consensus price target of $35.25, indicating a potential upside of 6.79%. Given Atlantic Capital Bancshares’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Atlantic Capital Bancshares is more favorable than Flagstar Bancorp.
This table compares Atlantic Capital Bancshares and Flagstar Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Atlantic Capital Bancshares||12.18%||4.45%||0.50%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
78.3% of Atlantic Capital Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.3% of Flagstar Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.6% of Atlantic Capital Bancshares shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 63.0% of Flagstar Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Atlantic Capital Bancshares and Flagstar Bancorp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Atlantic Capital Bancshares||$90.67 million||5.02||$13.60 million||$0.53||33.49|
|Flagstar Bancorp||$783.00 million||2.41||$149.76 million||$2.62||12.60|
Flagstar Bancorp has higher revenue and earnings than Atlantic Capital Bancshares. Flagstar Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Atlantic Capital Bancshares, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Flagstar Bancorp beats Atlantic Capital Bancshares on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Atlantic Capital Bancshares
Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. is the bank holding company for Atlantic Capital Bank (the Bank). The Bank operates as a commercial bank. The Bank provides an array of credit, treasury management and deposit products and services to growth businesses, middle market corporations, commercial real estate developers and investors, and private clients. Its wealth management division offers financial planning, trust administration, investment management, brokerage and estate planning services. It also provides selected capital markets, mortgage banking, and electronic banking services to its corporate, business and individual clients. Its private banking credit products include loans to individuals for personal and investment purposes, such as secured installment and term loans, and home equity lines of credit. Its specialty corporate financial services include payments industry banking, financial institutions banking, capital markets services and specialty commercial lending.
About Flagstar Bancorp
Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. is a savings and loan holding company. The Company’s business is primarily conducted through its principal subsidiary, Flagstar Bank, FSB. It operates through four segments: Community Banking, Mortgage Originations, Mortgage Servicing, and Other. Through Mortgage Originations segment, it originates, acquires and sells one- to four-family residential mortgage loans. The Mortgage Servicing segment includes services and subservices mortgage loans, on a fee basis, for others. The Community Banking segment originates loans, provides deposits and fee based services to consumer, business and mortgage lending customers through its Branch Banking, Business and Commercial Banking, Government Banking, Warehouse Lending and Held-for-Investment Portfolio groups. It offers checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit and others. Other financial services include lines of credit, revolving credit, inventory and accounts receivable.
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