Comparing Republic Bancorp (RBCAA) & The Competition

Republic Bancorp (NASDAQ: RBCAA) is one of 280 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Republic Bancorp to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Dividends

Republic Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Republic Bancorp pays out 36.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

24.4% of Republic Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.6% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 52.3% of Republic Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.7% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned 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.

Volatility & Risk

Republic Bancorp has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Republic Bancorp’s peers have a beta of 0.83, indicating that their average stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Republic Bancorp 19.02% 8.18% 1.05%
Republic Bancorp Competitors 18.38% 8.24% 0.92%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Republic Bancorp $231.50 million $45.90 million 16.86
Republic Bancorp Competitors $5.90 billion $890.97 million 79.52

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

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Republic Bancorp 0 1 0 0 2.00
Republic Bancorp Competitors 2130 8418 8398 327 2.36

Republic Bancorp currently has a consensus price target of $41.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.10%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential upside of 3.38%. Given Republic Bancorp’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Republic Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Republic Bancorp peers beat Republic Bancorp on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Republic Bancorp

Republic Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company of Republic Bank & Trust Company (the Bank) and Republic Insurance Services, Inc. (the Captive). The Bank is a Kentucky-based, state chartered non-member financial institution. The Captive is an insurance subsidiary of the Company. The Company operates through four segments: Traditional Banking, which provides traditional banking products to customers; Warehouse Lending (Warehouse), which provides short-term, revolving credit facilities to mortgage bankers across the United States through mortgage warehouse lines of credit; Mortgage Banking, which originates, sells and services long-term, single family, first lien residential real estate loans, and Republic Processing Group (RPG), which facilitates the receipt and payment of federal and state tax refund products. Republic Bancorp Capital Trust is a subsidiary of Republic Bancorp, Inc.

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