MB Financial (NASDAQ: MBFI) is one of 206 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare MB Financial to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and risk.

Volatility & Risk

MB Financial has a beta of 1.14, suggesting that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MB Financial’s competitors have a beta of 0.73, suggesting that their average share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MB Financial and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
MB Financial $928.92 million N/A 19.24
MB Financial Competitors N/A N/A 24.19

MB Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares MB Financial and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MB Financial 19.12% 7.99% 1.02%
MB Financial Competitors 19.70% 8.37% 0.88%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.7% of MB Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.9% of MB Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for MB Financial and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MB Financial 0 5 3 0 2.38
MB Financial Competitors 839 3931 2846 114 2.29

MB Financial presently has a consensus target price of $47.38, suggesting a potential upside of 12.45%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 4.78%. Given MB Financial’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe MB Financial is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

MB Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. MB Financial pays out 38.4% 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.

Summary

MB Financial beats its competitors on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About MB Financial

MB Financial, Inc. (MB Financial) is a financial holding company. The Company’s segments include banking, leasing and mortgage banking. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s primary market was the Chicago metropolitan area, in which the Company operated 95 banking offices through its bank subsidiary, MB Financial Bank, N.A. (MB Financial Bank). Through MB Financial Bank, the Company offers a range of financial services to small and middle market businesses, and individuals in the markets that the Company serves. MB Financial Bank’s subsidiaries include LaSalle Systems Leasing, Inc. (LaSalle), Celtic Leasing Corp. (Celtic) and MB Equipment Finance, LLC, (MB Equipment Finance). MB Financial Bank also has a majority owned subsidiary with operating activities, Cedar Hill Associates, LLC (Cedar Hill). The Company operates four primary lines of business within its banking segment: commercial banking, lease banking, retail banking and wealth management.

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