Eagle Bancorp (NASDAQ: EGBN) and FCB Financial (NYSE:FCB) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and earnings.
Risk & Volatility
Eagle Bancorp has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FCB Financial has a beta of 1.32, suggesting that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Eagle Bancorp and FCB Financial’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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FCB Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Eagle Bancorp. FCB Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Eagle Bancorp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Eagle Bancorp and FCB Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Eagle Bancorp and FCB Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Eagle Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $67.00, suggesting a potential upside of 5.51%. FCB Financial has a consensus price target of $58.50, suggesting a potential upside of 3.63%. Given Eagle Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Eagle Bancorp is more favorable than FCB Financial.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
70.0% of Eagle Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.9% of FCB Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 8.4% of Eagle Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of FCB Financial shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
FCB Financial beats Eagle Bancorp on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Eagle Bancorp
Eagle Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company for EagleBank (the Bank). The Bank is the Company’s principal operating subsidiary. The Bank is a chartered commercial bank. As of December 31, 2016, the Bank operated 21 banking offices: seven in Montgomery County, Maryland; five located in the District of Columbia, and nine in Northern Virginia. The Bank offers a range of commercial banking services to its business and professional clients, as well as consumer banking services to individuals living or working in the service area. The Bank also provides commercial banking services to proprietorships, businesses, partnerships, corporations, non-profit organizations and associations, and investors living and working in and near the Bank’s primary service area. The Bank offers a range of retail banking services to accommodate the individual needs of both corporate customers, as well as the community the Bank serves. It also offers online banking, mobile banking and remote deposit services.
About FCB Financial
FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. is a bank holding company with a national bank subsidiary, Florida Community Bank, National Association (the Bank). The Company operates in the Community Banking segment. Through the Bank, the Company provides a range of retail and commercial banking services. As of December 31, 2016, the Company provided a range of financial products and services to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, some large businesses, and other local organizations and entities through 46 branches in south and central Florida. The Company targets retail customers and commercial customers engaged in various industries, including healthcare and professional services; retail and wholesale trade; tourism; agricultural services; manufacturing; distribution and distribution-related industries; technology; automotive; aviation; food products; building materials; residential housing, and commercial real estate. It also offers a suite of treasury management services.
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