Head-To-Head Contrast: Barclays (BCS) versus Bryn Mawr Bank (BMTC)

Barclays (NYSE: BCS) and Bryn Mawr Bank (NASDAQ:BMTC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.5% of Barclays shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of Bryn Mawr Bank shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Barclays shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Bryn Mawr Bank shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Barclays has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bryn Mawr Bank has a beta of 0.62, indicating that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Barclays and Bryn Mawr Bank’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Barclays -1.86% 3.08% 0.18%
Bryn Mawr Bank 21.29% 10.15% 1.17%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Barclays and Bryn Mawr Bank, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Barclays 2 5 3 0 2.10
Bryn Mawr Bank 0 0 2 0 3.00

Barclays presently has a consensus target price of $11.50, suggesting a potential upside of 6.98%. Bryn Mawr Bank has a consensus target price of $48.50, suggesting a potential upside of 5.09%. Given Barclays’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Barclays is more favorable than Bryn Mawr Bank.

Dividends

Barclays pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Bryn Mawr Bank pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Barclays pays out -125.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Bryn Mawr Bank pays out 39.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Barclays and Bryn Mawr Bank’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Barclays $29.09 billion 1.57 $2.82 billion ($0.12) -89.58
Bryn Mawr Bank $171.03 million 5.38 $36.03 million $2.25 20.51

Barclays has higher revenue and earnings than Bryn Mawr Bank. Barclays is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bryn Mawr Bank, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Bryn Mawr Bank beats Barclays on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Barclays Company Profile

Barclays PLC, is a global financial services holding company. The Company is engaged in credit cards, wholesale banking, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services. The Company’s segments include Barclays UK and Barclays International. The Barclays UK segment includes the local consumer, small business, the United Kingdom wealth and credit cards business.

Bryn Mawr Bank Company Profile

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation is the bank holding company of the Bryn Mawr Trust Company (the Bank). The Company and its subsidiaries offer a range of personal and business banking services, consumer and commercial loans, equipment leasing, mortgages, insurance and wealth management services, including investment management, trust and estate administration, retirement planning, custody services, and tax planning and preparation from various location across Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia and Dauphin counties of Pennsylvania, and New Castle county in Delaware. The Company’s segments include Banking and Wealth Management. The Banking segment consists of commercial and retail banking. The Wealth Management segment’s activities include trust administration, other related fiduciary services, custody, investment management and advisory services, employee benefits and individual retirement accounts (IRA) administration, estate settlement, tax services and brokerage.

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