Reviewing Customers Bancorp (NYSE:CUBI) and Its Peers

Customers Bancorp (NYSE: CUBI) is one of 311 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Customers Bancorp to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.


This table compares Customers Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Customers Bancorp 18.64% 14.11% 0.94%
Customers Bancorp Competitors 17.13% 8.27% 0.93%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.9% of Customers Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.7% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.7% of Customers Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Customers Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Customers Bancorp 0 3 2 0 2.40
Customers Bancorp Competitors 2518 8928 8912 380 2.34

Customers Bancorp presently has a consensus target price of $40.00, indicating a potential upside of 34.77%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential upside of 4.86%. Given Customers Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Customers Bancorp is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Customers Bancorp and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Customers Bancorp $451.76 million $78.83 million 14.77
Customers Bancorp Competitors $5.59 billion $772.66 million 387.21

Customers Bancorp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Customers Bancorp. Customers Bancorp 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.

Volatility and Risk

Customers Bancorp has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Customers Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.76, meaning that their average share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Customers Bancorp rivals beat Customers Bancorp on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Customers Bancorp

Customers Bancorp, Inc. (Customers Bancorp) is a bank holding company engaged in banking activities through its subsidiary, Customers Bank (the Bank). The Bank provides financial products and services to small and middle market businesses, not-for-profits, and consumers through its branches and offices in Southeastern Pennsylvania (Bucks, Berks, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties), Rye Brook, Melville and New York, New York (Westchester, Suffolk and New York Counties), Hamilton, New Jersey (Mercer County), Providence, Rhode Island (Providence County), Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Rockingham County) and Boston, Massachusetts (Suffolk County). The Bank also provides liquidity to the mortgage market nationwide through the operation of its loans to mortgage banking companies. The Bank offers a range of traditional loan and deposit banking products, and financial services. Customers Bank offers a range of lending products.

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