Reviewing Hope Bancorp (HOPE) & Its Peers
Hope Bancorp (NASDAQ: HOPE) is one of 206 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Hope Bancorp to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Hope Bancorp and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hope Bancorp||$502.80 million||N/A||14.88|
|Hope Bancorp Competitors||N/A||N/A||23.98|
Hope 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 Hope Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hope Bancorp Competitors||19.72%||8.38%||0.88%|
Hope Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Hope Bancorp pays out 47.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility and Risk
Hope Bancorp has a beta of 1.39, meaning that its share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hope Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.73, meaning that their average share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
79.5% of Hope Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.4% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.2% of Hope Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Hope Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hope Bancorp Competitors||838||3911||2834||114||2.29|
Hope Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $19.67, suggesting a potential upside of 21.29%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 5.70%. Given Hope Bancorp’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Hope Bancorp is more favorable than its rivals.
Hope Bancorp beats its rivals on 8 of the 14 factors compared.
About Hope Bancorp
Hope Bancorp, Inc., formerly BBCN Bancorp, Inc., is the holding company of Bank of Hope. Bank of Hope is the regional Korean-American bank in the United States. Bank of Hope operates approximately 85 full-service branches in California, Washington, Texas, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia and Alabama. The Bank also operates small business administration (SBA) loan production offices in Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Northern California, Annandale, Virginia, Portland, Oregon and Fremont, California; residential mortgage loan production offices in California, and a representative office in Seoul, Korea. Bank of Hope specializes in business banking products for small and medium-sized businesses, with an emphasis in commercial real estate and commercial lending, SBA lending and international trade financing. Bank of Hope is a California-chartered bank, and its deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
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