BankUnited (NYSE: BKU) is one of 26 public companies in the “Retail & Mortgage Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare BankUnited to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

98.6% of BankUnited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.9% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.1% of BankUnited shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.9% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

BankUnited has a beta of 1.07, meaning that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BankUnited’s rivals have a beta of 0.82, meaning that their average share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.


BankUnited pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. BankUnited pays out 37.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 28.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BankUnited 19.54% 9.81% 0.87%
BankUnited Competitors 14.79% -27.41% 0.87%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for BankUnited and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BankUnited 0 3 7 0 2.70
BankUnited Competitors 158 556 513 23 2.32

BankUnited presently has a consensus price target of $40.82, indicating a potential upside of 24.37%. As a group, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies have a potential upside of 28.98%. Given BankUnited’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe BankUnited has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BankUnited and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
BankUnited $973.23 million N/A 14.72
BankUnited Competitors $678.45 million $169.32 million 11.71

BankUnited has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. BankUnited is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


BankUnited beats its rivals on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

BankUnited Company Profile

BankUnited, Inc. is the bank holding company of BankUnited (the Bank). The bank is a national banking association. As of December 31, 2016, the Bank provided a range of banking services to individual and corporate customers through 94 banking centers located in 15 Florida counties and six banking centers in the New York metropolitan area. The Bank also provides a range of traditional banking products and services to both its commercial and retail customers. The Company offers a range of lending products, including small business loans, commercial real estate loans, equipment loans and leases, term loans, formula-based loans, municipal and non-profit loans and leases, commercial and mortgage warehouse lines of credit, letters of credit and consumer loans. It offers traditional deposit products, including checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts and certificates of deposit with a range of terms and rates.

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