FBR & Co (NASDAQ: FBRC) is one of 18 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment Banking” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare FBR & Co to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
72.4% of FBR & Co shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.6% of shares of all “Investment Banking” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.9% of FBR & Co shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.9% of shares of all “Investment Banking” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
FBR & Co pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. FBR & Co pays out -9.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Investment Banking” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.7% and pay out -259.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares FBR & Co and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|FBR & Co||3.49%||4.34%||0.49%|
|FBR & Co Competitors||2.09%||5.59%||4.26%|
This is a summary of recent recommendations for FBR & Co and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|FBR & Co||0||1||0||0||2.00|
|FBR & Co Competitors||61||335||319||25||2.42|
As a group, “Investment Banking” companies have a potential downside of 12.15%. Given FBR & Co’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe FBR & Co has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares FBR & Co and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|FBR & Co||N/A||N/A||-2.17|
|FBR & Co Competitors||$902.64 million||$129.13 million||251.44|
FBR & Co’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than FBR & Co. FBR & Co 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.
FBR & Co peers beat FBR & Co on 9 of the 12 factors compared.
About FBR & Co
FBR & Co. is an investment banking and institutional brokerage company. The Company focuses on the equity capital markets. The Company operates through two segments: capital markets, which includes investment banking, institutional brokerage and research, and principal investing. Through its broker-dealer operating subsidiaries, the Company focuses its business on providing: capital raising services, including underwriting and placement of public and private equity, equity-linked and debt securities; financial advisory services, including merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory, restructuring, liability management, recapitalization and strategic alternative analysis; institutional sales and trading services focused on equities, equity-linked securities, listed options, high-yield bonds, senior debt and bank loans, as well as securities lending activities, and differentiated securities research.
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