Bridge Capital (NASDAQ:BBNK) vs. The Competition Critical Contrast

Bridge Capital (NASDAQ: BBNK) is one of 201 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Bridge Capital to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bridge Capital and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bridge Capital N/A N/A 26.14
Bridge Capital Competitors $338.81 million $71.86 million 21.72

Bridge Capital’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Bridge Capital. Bridge Capital 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

46.9% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned 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.

Risk & Volatility

Bridge Capital has a beta of 0.58, indicating that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bridge Capital’s competitors have a beta of 0.74, indicating that their average stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Bridge Capital and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bridge Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bridge Capital Competitors 507 3087 2473 87 2.35

As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 2.51%. Given Bridge Capital’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bridge Capital has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Bridge Capital and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bridge Capital 16.16% 8.27% 0.85%
Bridge Capital Competitors 20.50% 8.68% 0.92%

Summary

Bridge Capital competitors beat Bridge Capital on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

Bridge Capital Company Profile

Bridge Capital Holdings is the bank holding company for Bridge Bank, National Association (the Bank). The Bank’s lending solutions include working capital lines of credit, structured finance (asset-based lending and factoring), 7(a) and 504 Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, commercial real estate loans, sustainable energy project financing, growth capital loans, equipment financing, letters of credit and commercial credit cards. The Bank’s depository and corporate banking services include cash and treasury management solutions, interest-bearing term deposit accounts, checking accounts, Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment and wire solutions, fraud protection, remote deposit capture, courier services and online banking. The Bank’s international banking services include foreign exchange (FX payments and hedging), letters of credit, and import and export financing. The Bank provides banking services to businesses located across the San Francisco Bay Area.

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