CU Bancorp (CUNB) and The Competition Critical Survey

CU Bancorp (NASDAQ: CUNB) is one of 311 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare CU Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

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 18.36% 8.21% 0.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for CU Bancorp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CU Bancorp 0 1 4 0 2.80
CU Bancorp Competitors 2172 8431 8497 332 2.36

CU Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $41.33, suggesting a potential upside of 10.22%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 6.23%. Given CU Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe CU Bancorp is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.4% of CU Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CU Bancorp N/A N/A 22.46
CU Bancorp Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 378.75

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.

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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