CU Bancorp (CUNB) versus Its Peers Financial Analysis

CU Bancorp (NASDAQ: CUNB) is one of 315 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare CU Bancorp to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares CU Bancorp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CU Bancorp 29.03% 10.78% 1.21%
CU Bancorp Competitors 18.49% 8.32% 0.94%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for CU Bancorp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CU Bancorp 0 1 4 0 2.80
CU Bancorp Competitors 2147 8482 8535 332 2.36

CU Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $41.33, indicating a potential upside of 10.22%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 1.90%. Given CU Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe CU Bancorp is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.4% of CU Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.1% of CU Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CU Bancorp and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CU Bancorp N/A N/A 22.46
CU Bancorp Competitors $5.53 billion $818.14 million 381.84

CU Bancorp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than CU Bancorp. CU Bancorp 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

CU Bancorp beats its peers on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About CU Bancorp

CU Bancorp is the bank holding company of California United Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a full-service commercial bank offering a range of banking products and services designed for small and medium-sized businesses, non-profit organizations, business owners and entrepreneurs, and the professional community. The Bank provides a range of deposit products, such as savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts, and loan products. The Bank also provides cash management services, online banking, commercial credit cards and other primarily business-oriented products. Its other services include commercial and stand-by letters of credit, domestic and international wire transfers, on site Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), and Visa Debit Cards and ATM cards. It also provides bank-by-mail services, courier services, armored transport, lock box, cash vault, cash management services, telephone banking, night depositories, commercial credit cards and international services.

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