NatWest Group (NYSE: NWG) is one of 71 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare NatWest Group to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.5% of NatWest Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.9% of shares of all “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.3% of shares of all “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

NatWest Group has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NatWest Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.06, indicating that their average share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for NatWest Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NatWest Group 0 1 1 0 2.50
NatWest Group Competitors 1300 2772 2017 106 2.15

As a group, “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 36.35%. Given NatWest Group’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NatWest Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


This table compares NatWest Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NatWest Group 2.76% 5.66% 0.32%
NatWest Group Competitors 14.15% 11.21% 1.16%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NatWest Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
NatWest Group $22.45 billion $4.52 billion 4.71
NatWest Group Competitors $13.57 billion $2.33 billion 7.49

NatWest Group has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. NatWest Group 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.


NatWest Group competitors beat NatWest Group on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About NatWest Group

NatWest Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to personal, commercial, corporate, and institutional customers worldwide. It operates through UK Personal Banking, Ulster Bank RoI, Commercial Banking, Private Banking, RBS International, NatWest Markets, and Central Items & Other segments. The company offers savings and current accounts; reward accounts and cards, as well as credit and business cards; personal, car, home improvement, debt consolidation, holiday, and wedding loans; overdrafts; mortgages; investments; trade finance; payment services; business services; and insurance products. It also provides wealth management, financial planning, investment management, asset and project finance, and offshore banking services; and financing and risk solutions, as well as trading and flow sales services. The company was formerly known as The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc and changed its name to NatWest Group plc in July 2020. NatWest Group plc was founded in 1727 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.

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