1st Century Bancshares (NASDAQ: FCTY) is one of 201 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare 1st Century Bancshares to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares 1st Century Bancshares and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
1st Century Bancshares N/A N/A 44.88
1st Century Bancshares Competitors $351.75 million $77.10 million 22.02

1st Century Bancshares’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than 1st Century Bancshares. 1st Century Bancshares is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

46.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.8% 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares 1st Century Bancshares and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
1st Century Bancshares 3.91% 1.67% 0.15%
1st Century Bancshares Competitors 20.29% 8.68% 0.92%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for 1st Century Bancshares and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
1st Century Bancshares 0 0 0 0 N/A
1st Century Bancshares Competitors 514 3104 2490 87 2.35

As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 2.74%. Given 1st Century Bancshares’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe 1st Century Bancshares has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


1st Century Bancshares rivals beat 1st Century Bancshares on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

1st Century Bancshares Company Profile

1st Century Bancshares, Inc. is the bank holding company for 1st Century Bank, National Association (the Bank). The Bank is a full service commercial bank. The Bank’s primary focus is relationship banking to family and middle market businesses, professional service firms, and high net worth individuals, real estate investors and entrepreneurs. It offers various loan products, including business and personal lines of credit and term loans; tenant improvement and equipment financing; bridge and specific purpose loans; commercial, industrial, multi-family residential real estate lending; personal home equity loans and lines of credit, and credit cards for business and personal use. Its deposit products include business checking, money market and certificates of deposit; personal checking, money market and certificates of deposits; attorney-client trust accounts, trust accounts, and cash management. Its loan and deposit activities are based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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