Analyzing CU Bancorp (CUNB) & Its Competitors

CU Bancorp (NASDAQ: CUNB) is one of 312 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare CU Bancorp to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for CU Bancorp and its competitors, 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 2154 8424 8536 332 2.36

CU Bancorp currently has a consensus price target of $41.33, indicating a potential upside of 10.22%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 5.09%. Given CU Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CU Bancorp is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CU Bancorp and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CU Bancorp N/A N/A 22.46
CU Bancorp Competitors $5.49 billion $825.32 million 379.54

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

Profitability

This table compares CU Bancorp and its competitors’ 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 18.45% 8.31% 0.94%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.4% of CU Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.1% of CU Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

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

CU Bancorp Company Profile

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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