CommunityOne Bancorp (NASDAQ: COB) is one of 295 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare CommunityOne Bancorp to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.8% of CommunityOne Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 49.2% of CommunityOne Bancorp 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CommunityOne Bancorp 16.60% 5.49% 0.66%
CommunityOne Bancorp Competitors 19.00% 8.49% 0.95%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for CommunityOne Bancorp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CommunityOne Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
CommunityOne Bancorp Competitors 2190 8502 8507 335 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.42%. Given CommunityOne Bancorp’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CommunityOne Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CommunityOne Bancorp N/A N/A 35.25
CommunityOne Bancorp Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 379.54

CommunityOne Bancorp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than CommunityOne Bancorp. CommunityOne 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

CommunityOne Bancorp competitors beat CommunityOne Bancorp on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

CommunityOne Bancorp Company Profile

CommunityOne Bancorp (COB) is a bank holding company. The Company, through the ownership of CommunityOne Bank, N.A., or the Bank, a national banking association, offers consumer, mortgage and business banking services, including loan, deposit, treasury management, online and mobile banking services, as well as wealth management and trust services, to individual, and small and middle market businesses through financial centers located across central, southern and western North Carolina. The Bank operates over 40 branches. In addition to the Bank, the Company owns FNB United Statutory Trust I, FNB United Statutory Trust II, and Catawba Valley Capital Trust II, which were formed to facilitate the issuance of trust preferred securities. The Bank’s loans totaled approximately $1.54 billion. The Bank’s total investment securities totaled approximately $546.782 million. The Bank’s deposits totaled approximately $1.95 billion.

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