Head-To-Head Comparison: Customers Bancorp (CUBI) and The Competition

Customers Bancorp (NYSE: CUBI) is one of 303 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Customers Bancorp to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.8% of Customers Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.7% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.7% of Customers Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.6% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Customers Bancorp 19.75% 15.38% 1.02%
Customers Bancorp Competitors 18.39% 8.17% 0.92%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Customers Bancorp and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Customers Bancorp $345.70 million $78.70 million 14.63
Customers Bancorp Competitors $5.61 billion $839.52 million 411.87

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

Volatility and Risk

Customers Bancorp has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Customers Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Customers Bancorp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Customers Bancorp 0 2 2 0 2.50
Customers Bancorp Competitors 2389 8580 8605 364 2.35

Customers Bancorp presently has a consensus target price of $42.33, suggesting a potential upside of 41.11%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 11.84%. Given Customers Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Customers Bancorp is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Customers Bancorp beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Customers Bancorp

Customers Bancorp, Inc. (Customers Bancorp) is a bank holding company engaged in banking activities through its subsidiary, Customers Bank (the Bank). The Bank provides financial products and services to small and middle market businesses, not-for-profits, and consumers through its branches and offices in Southeastern Pennsylvania (Bucks, Berks, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties), Rye Brook, Melville and New York, New York (Westchester, Suffolk and New York Counties), Hamilton, New Jersey (Mercer County), Providence, Rhode Island (Providence County), Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Rockingham County) and Boston, Massachusetts (Suffolk County). The Bank also provides liquidity to the mortgage market nationwide through the operation of its loans to mortgage banking companies. The Bank offers a range of traditional loan and deposit banking products, and financial services. Customers Bank offers a range of lending products.

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