Critical Review: Stonegate Bank (SGBK) vs. The Competition
Stonegate Bank (NASDAQ: SGBK) is one of 206 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Stonegate Bank to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and earnings.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Stonegate Bank and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Stonegate Bank Competitors||847||3947||2860||114||2.29|
Stonegate Bank presently has a consensus target price of $49.00, suggesting a potential downside of 2.58%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 2.70%. Given Stonegate Bank’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Stonegate Bank has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Volatility & Risk
Stonegate Bank has a beta of 0.45, indicating that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stonegate Bank’s competitors have a beta of 0.73, indicating that their average stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Stonegate Bank pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Stonegate Bank pays out 14.7% 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 35.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
65.2% of Stonegate Bank shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial 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.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Stonegate Bank and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Stonegate Bank||$109.67 million||N/A||23.18|
|Stonegate Bank Competitors||N/A||N/A||24.79|
Stonegate Bank 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.
This table compares Stonegate Bank and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Stonegate Bank Competitors||19.70%||8.37%||0.88%|
Stonegate Bank competitors beat Stonegate Bank on 10 of the 14 factors compared.
About Stonegate Bank
Stonegate Bank (the Bank) is a state chartered commercial bank in the State of Florida. The Bank provides a full range of banking services to individual and corporate customers from its branch locations in Southeast and West Florida. The Bank provides personal banking, business banking and wealth management services. The Bank’s loans portfolio includes commercial real estate, construction and land development, residential real estate, commercial and consumer loans. Its personal banking services include checking account, money market, savings account, certificate of deposits, individual retirement accounts, consumer loans and residential mortgage loans. It also offers card services, such as credit cards and debit cards. Its wealth management services include asset management, trust services, estate planning, insurance planning and retirement planning for business owners.
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