PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE: PNC) is one of 331 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) 24.61% 9.29% 1.16%
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) Competitors 18.85% 8.84% 0.94%

Dividends

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) pays out 36.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The)’s peers have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) $15.56 billion N/A 16.70
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) Competitors N/A N/A 19.49

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.8% of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% 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 company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) 0 14 6 2 2.45
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) Competitors 2086 8258 8363 323 2.36

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) presently has a consensus price target of $134.92, suggesting a potential downside of 1.37%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.86%. Given PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The)’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) beats its peers on 10 of the 14 factors compared.

About PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The)

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services company. The Company has businesses engaged in retail banking, including residential mortgage, corporate and institutional banking and asset management. The Company operates through four segments: Retail Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Asset Management Group, and BlackRock. Retail Banking provides deposit, lending, brokerage, investment management and cash management products and services. Corporate & Institutional Banking provides lending, treasury management and capital markets-related products and services. Asset Management Group includes personal wealth management for high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients and institutional asset management. BlackRock, in which the Company holds an equity investment, is a publicly traded investment management firm providing investment and risk management services to institutional and retail clients across the world.

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