Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) & The Competition Head-To-Head Contrast

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) is one of 210 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Fifth Third Bancorp to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Fifth Third Bancorp has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fifth Third Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.75, meaning that their average share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.5% of Fifth Third Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.1% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Fifth Third Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Fifth Third Bancorp and its rivals’ 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 20.68% 8.67% 0.93%

Dividends

Fifth Third Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Fifth Third Bancorp pays out 24.0% 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 35.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Fifth Third Bancorp is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Fifth Third Bancorp and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Fifth Third Bancorp $6.89 billion $1.56 billion 10.63
Fifth Third Bancorp Competitors $343.38 million $72.34 million 21.05

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Fifth Third Bancorp and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fifth Third Bancorp 2 18 2 0 2.00
Fifth Third Bancorp Competitors 360 2856 2309 66 2.37

Fifth Third Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $28.25, suggesting a potential downside of 0.49%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 8.26%. Given Fifth Third Bancorp’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Fifth Third Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Fifth Third Bancorp beats its rivals 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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