1st Century Bancshares (FCTY) and The Competition Financial Analysis

1st Century Bancshares (NASDAQ: FCTY) is one of 200 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare 1st Century Bancshares to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

46.9% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by company 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for 1st Century Bancshares and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
1st Century Bancshares 0 0 0 0 N/A
1st Century Bancshares Competitors 427 3033 2430 78 2.36

As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 5.66%.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares 1st Century Bancshares and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
1st Century Bancshares N/A N/A N/A
1st Century Bancshares Competitors $338.81 million $71.86 million 18.94

1st Century Bancshares’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than 1st Century Bancshares. 1st Century Bancshares 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.


This table compares 1st Century Bancshares and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
1st Century Bancshares 3.91% 1.67% 0.15%
1st Century Bancshares Competitors 20.38% 8.68% 0.92%


1st Century Bancshares competitors beat 1st Century Bancshares on 6 of the 7 factors compared.

1st Century Bancshares Company Profile

1st Century Bancshares, Inc. is the bank holding company for 1st Century Bank, National Association (the Bank). The Bank is a full service commercial bank. The Bank’s primary focus is relationship banking to family and middle market businesses, professional service firms, and high net worth individuals, real estate investors and entrepreneurs. It offers various loan products, including business and personal lines of credit and term loans; tenant improvement and equipment financing; bridge and specific purpose loans; commercial, industrial, multi-family residential real estate lending; personal home equity loans and lines of credit, and credit cards for business and personal use. Its deposit products include business checking, money market and certificates of deposit; personal checking, money market and certificates of deposits; attorney-client trust accounts, trust accounts, and cash management. Its loan and deposit activities are based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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