Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) is one of 200 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Fifth Third Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Fifth Third Bancorp has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fifth Third Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.73, suggesting that their average stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Fifth Third Bancorp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fifth Third Bancorp 2 18 2 0 2.00
Fifth Third Bancorp Competitors 361 2859 2309 68 2.37

Fifth Third Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $28.25, suggesting a potential downside of 0.77%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 6.88%. Given Fifth Third Bancorp’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Fifth Third Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Fifth Third Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fifth Third Bancorp 25.81% 9.58% 1.02%
Fifth Third Bancorp Competitors 20.46% 8.66% 0.92%

Dividends

Fifth Third Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Fifth Third Bancorp pays out 24.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Fifth Third Bancorp is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

81.5% of Fifth Third Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.9% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Fifth Third Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Fifth Third Bancorp and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Fifth Third Bancorp $6.89 billion $1.56 billion 10.74
Fifth Third Bancorp Competitors $341.79 million $72.49 million 20.92

Fifth Third Bancorp has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Fifth Third Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Fifth Third Bancorp beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Fifth Third Bancorp Company Profile

Fifth Third Bancorp is a bank holding company and a financial holding company. The Company conducts its principal lending, deposit gathering, transaction processing and service advisory activities through its banking and non-banking subsidiaries from banking centers located throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern regions of the United States. It operates through four segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth and Asset Management. It diversifies its loan and lease portfolio by offering a range of loan and lease products with various payment terms and rate structures. It offers commercial and industrial loans, commercial mortgage loans, commercial construction loans, commercial leases, residential mortgage loans, home equity, automobile loans, credit card, and other consumer loans and leases. It offers various types of deposits, such as demand deposits, interest checking deposits, savings deposits, money market deposits and transaction deposits.

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