SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) is one of 311 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare SVB Financial Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SVB Financial Group and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
SVB Financial Group $1.65 billion $382.68 million 28.16
SVB Financial Group Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 382.66

SVB Financial Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than SVB Financial Group. SVB Financial Group 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.

Volatility and Risk

SVB Financial Group has a beta of 1.62, indicating that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SVB Financial Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.5% of SVB Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of SVB Financial Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SVB Financial Group 25.07% 11.88% 0.99%
SVB Financial Group Competitors 18.78% 8.20% 0.92%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for SVB Financial Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SVB Financial Group 0 2 10 0 2.83
SVB Financial Group Competitors 2270 8758 8685 359 2.36

SVB Financial Group currently has a consensus target price of $226.08, indicating a potential downside of 9.80%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.23%. Given SVB Financial Group’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe SVB Financial Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

SVB Financial Group beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About SVB Financial Group

SVB Financial Group is a financial services company, as well as a bank holding and a financial holding company. The Company’s segments include Global Commercial Bank, SVB Private Bank and SVB Capital. The Global Commercial Bank segment consists of the operations of its Commercial Bank, and of SVB Wine, SVB Analytics and its Debt Fund Investments. SVB Private Bank is the private banking division of the Bank, which provides a range of personal financial solutions for consumers. SVB Capital is the venture capital investment arm of SVB Financial Group, which focuses primarily on funds management. The Company, through its subsidiaries and divisions, offers a range of banking and financial products and services to clients across the United States. It offers services in the technology, life science/healthcare, private equity/venture capital and wine industries. The Bank and its subsidiaries, also offer asset management, private wealth management, brokerage and other investment services.

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