Porter Bancorp (NASDAQ: PBIB) is one of 26 public companies in the “Retail & Mortgage Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Porter Bancorp to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Porter Bancorp has a beta of 1.68, indicating that its share price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Porter Bancorp’s peers have a beta of 0.83, indicating that their average share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Porter Bancorp and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Porter Bancorp $35.80 million N/A -34.73
Porter Bancorp Competitors $678.45 million $169.32 million 12.31

Porter Bancorp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Porter Bancorp. Porter Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

17.9% of Porter Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.7% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 28.7% of Porter Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.9% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Porter Bancorp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Porter Bancorp -4.59% -5.33% -0.20%
Porter Bancorp Competitors 14.79% -27.48% 0.87%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Porter Bancorp and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Porter Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Porter Bancorp Competitors 108 444 477 12 2.38

As a group, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies have a potential upside of 27.21%. Given Porter Bancorp’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Porter Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Porter Bancorp peers beat Porter Bancorp on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Porter Bancorp

Porter Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, PBI Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a community bank with a range of commercial and personal banking products. It offers retail and commercial deposit products. It offers drive-in banking facilities, automatic teller machines, night depository, personalized checks, credit cards, debit cards, Internet banking, mobile banking, treasury management services, remote deposit services, electronic funds transfers through automated clearing house services, domestic and foreign wire transfers, cash management, vault services, and loan and deposit sweep accounts. It operates banking offices in approximately 12 counties in Kentucky. Its markets include metropolitan Louisville in Jefferson County and the surrounding counties of Henry and Bullitt. It serves south central Kentucky and southern Kentucky from banking offices in Butler, Green, Hart, Edmonson, Barren, Warren, Ohio and Daviess Counties.

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