CommunityOne Bancorp (NASDAQ: COB) is one of 310 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare CommunityOne Bancorp to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for CommunityOne Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CommunityOne Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
CommunityOne Bancorp Competitors 2423 8853 8818 368 2.35

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 9.26%. Given CommunityOne Bancorp’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CommunityOne Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares CommunityOne Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CommunityOne Bancorp 16.60% 5.49% 0.66%
CommunityOne Bancorp Competitors 18.17% 8.28% 0.93%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CommunityOne Bancorp and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CommunityOne Bancorp N/A N/A 35.25
CommunityOne Bancorp Competitors $5.67 billion $836.53 million 403.95

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.8% of CommunityOne Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.8% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 49.2% of CommunityOne Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

CommunityOne Bancorp rivals beat CommunityOne Bancorp on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

CommunityOne Bancorp Company Profile

CommunityOne Bancorp (COB) is a bank holding company. The Company, through the ownership of CommunityOne Bank, N.A., or the Bank, a national banking association, offers consumer, mortgage and business banking services, including loan, deposit, treasury management, online and mobile banking services, as well as wealth management and trust services, to individual, and small and middle market businesses through financial centers located across central, southern and western North Carolina. The Bank operates over 40 branches. In addition to the Bank, the Company owns FNB United Statutory Trust I, FNB United Statutory Trust II, and Catawba Valley Capital Trust II, which were formed to facilitate the issuance of trust preferred securities. The Bank’s loans totaled approximately $1.54 billion. The Bank’s total investment securities totaled approximately $546.782 million. The Bank’s deposits totaled approximately $1.95 billion.

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