Head-To-Head Survey: Metro Bancorp (NASDAQ:METR) and The Competition

Metro Bancorp (NASDAQ: METR) is one of 201 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Metro Bancorp to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

46.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial 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.

Dividends

Metro Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Metro Bancorp pays out 20.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 35.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Metro Bancorp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Metro Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Metro Bancorp Competitors 506 3087 2474 87 2.35

As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 2.77%. Given Metro Bancorp’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Metro Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Metro Bancorp and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Metro Bancorp N/A N/A 20.14
Metro Bancorp Competitors $338.81 million $71.86 million 22.40

Metro Bancorp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Metro Bancorp. Metro Bancorp 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.

Profitability

This table compares Metro Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Metro Bancorp 16.68% 7.88% 0.75%
Metro Bancorp Competitors 20.41% 8.67% 0.92%

Summary

Metro Bancorp competitors beat Metro Bancorp on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

Metro Bancorp Company Profile

Metro Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company provides full banking services through its subsidiary, Metro Bank (the Bank), which is a state-chartered bank. The Bank offers its lending and depository services from its main store in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, and its around 33 other full-service stores located in Cumberland, Dauphin, York, Berks, Lancaster and Lebanon Counties, Pennsylvania. The Bank provides retail and commercial banking services for consumers and small and mid-sized companies. The Bank’s lending and investment activities are funded principally by retail deposits gathered through its retail store office network. The Bank provides a range of retail banking services and products, including free personal checking accounts and business checking accounts, regular savings accounts, money market accounts, interest checking accounts, fixed rate certificates of deposit (CDs), individual retirement accounts, club accounts, and debit card services, among others.

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