Green Bancorp (NASDAQ:GNBC) and Its Peers Critical Review

Green Bancorp (NASDAQ: GNBC) is one of 201 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Green Bancorp to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Green Bancorp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Green Bancorp 0 2 1 0 2.33
Green Bancorp Competitors 509 3100 2482 87 2.35

Green Bancorp presently has a consensus target price of $24.67, suggesting a potential upside of 8.90%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 3.00%. Given Green Bancorp’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Green Bancorp is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Green Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Green Bancorp 18.70% 7.70% 0.83%
Green Bancorp Competitors 20.43% 8.69% 0.93%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.3% of Green Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.2% of Green Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Green Bancorp and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Green Bancorp $161.67 million -$970,000.00 24.62
Green Bancorp Competitors $344.60 million $71.86 million 21.96

Green Bancorp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Green Bancorp. Green Bancorp is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Green Bancorp has a beta of 2.11, suggesting that its stock price is 111% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Green Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.74, suggesting that their average stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Green Bancorp competitors beat Green Bancorp on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Green Bancorp

Green Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s subsidiary, Green Bank, N.A., a nationally chartered commercial bank, provided commercial and private banking services primarily to Texas based customers through 22 full service branches in the Houston and Dallas metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) and other markets. The Company provides banking services to a range of customers. It offers a suite of online banking solutions, including access to account balances, online transfers, online bill payment and electronic delivery of customer statements, as well as extended drive through hours, automated teller machines (ATMs), Bank at Work and banking by telephone, mail and personal appointment. The Company also offers debit cards, night depository, direct deposit, cashier’s checks and letters of credit, as well as treasury management services, wire transfer services and automated clearing house (ACH) services.

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