Contrasting Entegra Financial (ENFC) & The Competition

Entegra Financial (NASDAQ: ENFC) is one of 312 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Entegra Financial to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Entegra Financial and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Entegra Financial $48.37 million $6.37 million 22.94
Entegra Financial Competitors $5.49 billion $825.32 million 378.21

Entegra Financial’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Entegra Financial. Entegra Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Entegra Financial and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Entegra Financial 0 1 3 0 2.75
Entegra Financial Competitors 2155 8424 8536 332 2.36

Entegra Financial presently has a consensus target price of $29.50, indicating a potential upside of 2.08%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 4.92%. Given Entegra Financial’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Entegra Financial is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Entegra Financial has a beta of 0.38, meaning that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Entegra Financial’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Entegra Financial and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Entegra Financial 16.06% 6.87% 0.69%
Entegra Financial Competitors 18.45% 8.31% 0.94%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.1% of Entegra Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Entegra Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Entegra Financial rivals beat Entegra Financial on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Entegra Financial

Entegra Financial Corp. is the holding company for Entegra Bank. The Company provides a range of financial services through full-service offices located in Cherokee, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk and Transylvania counties, North Carolina and Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg counties, South Carolina. It provides full service retail and commercial banking products, as well as wealth management services through a third party. It operates through retail banking segment. Entegra Bank is a chartered savings bank. The Bank’s business consists primarily of accepting deposits from individuals and small businesses and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations and borrowings, primarily in loans secured by real estate, including commercial real estate loans, one- to four-family residential loans, construction loans, and home equity loans and lines of credit. It also originates commercial business loans and invests in investment securities.

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