Pulaski Financial (NASDAQ: PULB) is one of 200 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Pulaski Financial to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and earnings.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Pulaski Financial and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Pulaski Financial Competitors||393||2973||2382||70||2.37|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Pulaski Financial and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pulaski Financial Competitors||$338.81 million||$71.86 million||19.95|
Pulaski Financial’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Pulaski Financial. Pulaski Financial 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.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
46.9% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Pulaski Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Pulaski Financial pays out 32.5% 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 35.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Pulaski Financial is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This table compares Pulaski Financial and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Pulaski Financial Competitors||20.72%||8.67%||0.93%|
Risk & Volatility
Pulaski Financial has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pulaski Financial’s competitors have a beta of 0.74, suggesting that their average share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Pulaski Financial competitors beat Pulaski Financial on 8 of the 11 factors compared.
Pulaski Financial Company Profile
Pulaski Financial Corp. is the holding company for Pulaski Bank, N.A. (the Bank). The Company’s primary assets are its investment in the Bank and cash. It also maintains two subsidiaries that issued trust preferred securities. The Bank provides various financial products and services for businesses and retail customers through its over 10 full-service offices in the St. Louis metropolitan area and residential mortgage loan production offices in the St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago and Omaha-Council-Bluffs metropolitan areas, mid-Missouri, southwestern Missouri, eastern Kansas, and Lincoln, Nebraska. The Bank is engaged in attracting deposits from individuals and businesses and using these deposits, together with borrowed funds, to originate and retain commercial real estate and commercial and industrial loans within its St. Louis lending market and one- to four-family residential mortgage loans principally within its St. Louis, Kansas City and Omaha-Council Bluffs lending markets.
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