Head to Head Comparison: PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (PNC) vs. Its Competitors

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE: PNC) is one of 295 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) 0 14 6 2 2.45
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) Competitors 2090 8201 8294 323 2.36

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) currently has a consensus target price of $134.97, indicating a potential upside of 1.60%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.88%. Given PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The)’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) $16.42 billion $3.90 billion 16.22
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) Competitors $5.75 billion $859.68 million 388.82

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) 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.

Risk & Volatility

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The)’s competitors have a beta of 0.81, suggesting that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) 24.61% 9.29% 1.16%
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) Competitors 18.75% 8.78% 0.94%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

81.2% of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) pays out 36.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 37.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years. PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) beats its competitors on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

About PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The)

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services company. The Company has businesses engaged in retail banking, including residential mortgage, corporate and institutional banking and asset management. The Company operates through four segments: Retail Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Asset Management Group, and BlackRock. Retail Banking provides deposit, lending, brokerage, investment management and cash management products and services. Corporate & Institutional Banking provides lending, treasury management and capital markets-related products and services. Asset Management Group includes personal wealth management for high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients and institutional asset management. BlackRock, in which the Company holds an equity investment, is a publicly traded investment management firm providing investment and risk management services to institutional and retail clients across the world.

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