Metro Bank (OTCMKTS: MBNKF) is one of 63 public companies in the “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Metro Bank to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Metro Bank and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Metro Bank 0 2 0 0 2.00
Metro Bank Competitors 464 1477 1452 68 2.32

As a group, “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 11.92%. Given Metro Bank’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Metro Bank has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Metro Bank has a beta of 0.53, meaning that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Metro Bank’s peers have a beta of 0.93, meaning that their average share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Metro Bank and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Metro Bank N/A N/A N/A
Metro Bank Competitors 18.68% 12.06% 1.04%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.7% of Metro Bank shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.3% of shares of all “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.8% of shares of all “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Metro Bank and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Metro Bank $344.86 million N/A -163.03
Metro Bank Competitors $14.29 billion $2.16 billion 10.78

Metro Bank’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Metro Bank. Metro Bank 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.

Summary

Metro Bank peers beat Metro Bank on 12 of the 12 factors compared.

Metro Bank Company Profile

Metro Bank PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides retail and corporate banking services in the United Kingdom. The company offers personal banking products and services, including current and savings accounts; residential mortgages; credit cards and personal loans; and safe deposit box services. It also provides business banking products and services comprising deposit accounts, including business instant access, fixed term, client monies, and business tracker notice accounts; commercial loans, working capital, business credit cards, asset financing, invoice financing, and portfolio buy-to-let; business credit cards, cash management services; and partnership banking services. Metro Bank PLC was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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