Eagle Bancorp (NASDAQ: EGBN) is one of 200 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Eagle Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.3% of Eagle Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.1% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.4% of Eagle Bancorp 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Eagle Bancorp and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Eagle Bancorp $313.09 million $97.70 million 20.89
Eagle Bancorp Competitors $341.79 million $72.49 million 21.19

Eagle Bancorp’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Eagle Bancorp. Eagle 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.

Risk & Volatility

Eagle Bancorp has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eagle Bancorp’s peers have a beta of 0.73, suggesting that their average share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eagle Bancorp 32.40% 12.37% 1.54%
Eagle Bancorp Competitors 20.41% 8.68% 0.92%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Eagle Bancorp and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eagle Bancorp 0 2 3 0 2.60
Eagle Bancorp Competitors 363 2865 2316 68 2.37

Eagle Bancorp currently has a consensus price target of $66.00, suggesting a potential downside of 1.86%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 5.75%. Given Eagle Bancorp’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Eagle Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Eagle Bancorp beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Eagle Bancorp Company Profile

Eagle Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company for EagleBank (the Bank). The Bank is the Company’s principal operating subsidiary. The Bank is a chartered commercial bank. As of December 31, 2016, the Bank operated 21 banking offices: seven in Montgomery County, Maryland; five located in the District of Columbia, and nine in Northern Virginia. The Bank offers a range of commercial banking services to its business and professional clients, as well as consumer banking services to individuals living or working in the service area. The Bank also provides commercial banking services to proprietorships, businesses, partnerships, corporations, non-profit organizations and associations, and investors living and working in and near the Bank’s primary service area. The Bank offers a range of retail banking services to accommodate the individual needs of both corporate customers, as well as the community the Bank serves. It also offers online banking, mobile banking and remote deposit services.

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