People’s Utah Bancorp (NASDAQ: PUB) is one of 286 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare People’s Utah Bancorp to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares People’s Utah Bancorp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
People’s Utah Bancorp 27.33% 11.15% 1.53%
People’s Utah Bancorp Competitors 18.77% 8.77% 0.94%

Dividends

People’s Utah Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. People’s Utah Bancorp pays out 25.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 37.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

31.2% of People’s Utah Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.8% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 25.2% of People’s Utah Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares People’s Utah Bancorp and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
People’s Utah Bancorp $89.63 million $23.61 million 21.28
People’s Utah Bancorp Competitors $5.94 billion $872.32 million 394.98

People’s Utah Bancorp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than People’s Utah Bancorp. People’s Utah Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for People’s Utah Bancorp and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
People’s Utah Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
People’s Utah Bancorp Competitors 2052 8067 8199 320 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.89%. Given People’s Utah Bancorp’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe People’s Utah Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

People’s Utah Bancorp peers beat People’s Utah Bancorp on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About People’s Utah Bancorp

People’s Utah Bancorp is a bank holding company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 18 retail banking locations, two residential mortgage offices and other support facilities operated through its banking subsidiary, People’s Intermountain Bank (PIB or the Bank). The Company provides full-service retail banking in the state of Utah, including a range of banking and related services to locally owned businesses, professional firms, real-estate developers, residential home builders, high net-worth individuals, investors and other customers. It also provides a range of banking services and products to individuals. The Bank operates two divisions: Bank of American Fork (BAF), Lewiston State Bank (LSB) and GrowthFunding Equipment Finance. The Company provides banking services throughout its market area to real estate developers, contractors and small-to medium-sized businesses.

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