Contrasting Entegra Financial (ENFC) and The Competition

Entegra Financial (NASDAQ: ENFC) is one of 313 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Entegra Financial to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Entegra Financial and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Entegra Financial $48.37 million $6.37 million 21.80
Entegra Financial Competitors $5.51 billion $821.37 million 380.74

Entegra Financial’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Entegra Financial. Entegra Financial 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.

Profitability

This table compares Entegra Financial and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Entegra Financial 16.06% 6.87% 0.69%
Entegra Financial Competitors 18.56% 8.34% 0.94%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

46.1% of Entegra Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Entegra Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Entegra Financial and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Entegra Financial 0 1 3 0 2.75
Entegra Financial Competitors 2144 8422 8481 330 2.36

Entegra Financial presently has a consensus target price of $29.50, suggesting a potential upside of 1.72%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 1.53%. Given Entegra Financial’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Entegra Financial is more favorable than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Entegra Financial has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Entegra Financial’s peers have a beta of 0.80, suggesting that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Entegra Financial peers beat Entegra Financial on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Entegra Financial Company Profile

Entegra Financial Corp. is the holding company for Entegra Bank. The Company provides a range of financial services through full-service offices located in Cherokee, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk and Transylvania counties, North Carolina and Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg counties, South Carolina. It provides full service retail and commercial banking products, as well as wealth management services through a third party. It operates through retail banking segment. Entegra Bank is a chartered savings bank. The Bank’s business consists primarily of accepting deposits from individuals and small businesses and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations and borrowings, primarily in loans secured by real estate, including commercial real estate loans, one- to four-family residential loans, construction loans, and home equity loans and lines of credit. It also originates commercial business loans and invests in investment securities.

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