Reviewing SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) and Its Rivals

SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) is one of 313 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare SVB Financial Group to related companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares SVB Financial Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SVB Financial Group 24.25% 12.83% 1.07%
SVB Financial Group Competitors 17.59% 8.48% 0.96%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.1% of SVB Financial Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.7% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of SVB Financial Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% 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.

Volatility & Risk

SVB Financial Group has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SVB Financial Group’s rivals have a beta of 0.76, indicating that their average stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SVB Financial Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
SVB Financial Group $2.02 billion $490.50 million 26.87
SVB Financial Group Competitors $5.59 billion $772.66 million 389.39

SVB Financial Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than SVB Financial Group. SVB Financial Group 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for SVB Financial Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SVB Financial Group 0 3 9 0 2.75
SVB Financial Group Competitors 2527 9183 9057 382 2.34

SVB Financial Group currently has a consensus target price of $237.33, indicating a potential downside of 4.10%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 1.21%. Given SVB Financial Group’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe SVB Financial Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

SVB Financial Group beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

SVB Financial Group Company Profile

SVB Financial Group is a financial services company, as well as a bank holding and a financial holding company. The Company’s segments include Global Commercial Bank, SVB Private Bank and SVB Capital. The Global Commercial Bank segment consists of the operations of its Commercial Bank, and of SVB Wine, SVB Analytics and its Debt Fund Investments. SVB Private Bank is the private banking division of the Bank, which provides a range of personal financial solutions for consumers. SVB Capital is the venture capital investment arm of SVB Financial Group, which focuses primarily on funds management. The Company, through its subsidiaries and divisions, offers a range of banking and financial products and services to clients across the United States. It offers services in the technology, life science/healthcare, private equity/venture capital and wine industries. The Bank and its subsidiaries, also offer asset management, private wealth management, brokerage and other investment services.

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