First Community Bancshares (FCBC) vs. F.N.B. Corporation (FNB) Head to Head Review

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ: FCBC) and F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE:FNB) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares First Community Bancshares and F.N.B. Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Community Bancshares 22.32% 7.72% 1.11%
F.N.B. Corporation 19.95% 6.81% 0.92%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for First Community Bancshares and F.N.B. Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Community Bancshares 0 2 0 0 2.00
F.N.B. Corporation 0 2 8 1 2.91

First Community Bancshares presently has a consensus price target of $23.50, suggesting a potential downside of 19.49%. F.N.B. Corporation has a consensus price target of $17.39, suggesting a potential upside of 28.71%. Given F.N.B. Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe F.N.B. Corporation is more favorable than First Community Bancshares.

Risk & Volatility

First Community Bancshares has a beta of 0.73, indicating that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, F.N.B. Corporation has a beta of 0.94, indicating that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares First Community Bancshares and F.N.B. Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
First Community Bancshares $121.79 million 4.07 $25.12 million $1.57 18.59
F.N.B. Corporation $880.72 million 4.96 $170.89 million $0.77 17.55

F.N.B. Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than First Community Bancshares. F.N.B. Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than First Community Bancshares, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

First Community Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. F.N.B. Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. First Community Bancshares pays out 45.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. F.N.B. Corporation pays out 62.3% 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

40.3% of First Community Bancshares shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.0% of F.N.B. Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of First Community Bancshares shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of F.N.B. Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

F.N.B. Corporation beats First Community Bancshares on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

First Community Bancshares Company Profile

First Community Bancshares, Inc. is a financial holding company. The Company provides commercial banking products and services through its subsidiary First Community Bank (the Bank). The Bank operates as First Community Bank in Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina and People’s Community Bank, a Division of First Community Bank, in Tennessee. It provides insurance services through its subsidiary First Community Insurance Services, and offers wealth management and investment advice through its Trust Division and subsidiary First Community Wealth Management. Its products include demand deposit accounts, savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement arrangements; commercial, consumer, and real estate mortgage loans and lines of credit; various credit card, debit card, and automated teller machine card services; corporate and personal trust services; investment management services, and life, health, and property and casualty insurance products.

F.N.B. Corporation Company Profile

F.N.B. Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company operates through four segments: Community Banking, Wealth Management, Insurance and Consumer Finance. Its Community Banking segment consists of First National Bank of Pennsylvania (FNBPA), which offers services, including commercial and individual demand, savings and time deposit accounts and commercial, mortgage and individual installment loans. It operates its Community Banking business through a network of over 290 branches in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. Its Wealth Management segment delivers wealth management services to individuals, corporations and retirement funds, as well as existing customers of Community Banking. The Company’s Insurance segment operates principally through First National Insurance Agency, LLC (FNIA), which is a subsidiary of the Corporation. Its Consumer Finance segment operates through its subsidiary, Regency Finance Company. It also operates other non-banking subsidiaries.

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