Analyzing PrivateBancorp (PVTB) and Stonegate Bank (SGBK)

PrivateBancorp (NASDAQ: PVTB) and Stonegate Bank (NASDAQ:SGBK) are both financials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

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This table compares PrivateBancorp and Stonegate Bank’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PrivateBancorp 29.22% 11.73% 1.15%
Stonegate Bank 28.04% 8.07% 1.05%

Dividends

PrivateBancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Stonegate Bank pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. PrivateBancorp pays out 1.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Stonegate Bank pays out 14.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PrivateBancorp and Stonegate Bank’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PrivateBancorp N/A N/A N/A $2.65 23.01
Stonegate Bank N/A N/A N/A $2.17 23.79

PrivateBancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Stonegate Bank, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for PrivateBancorp and Stonegate Bank, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PrivateBancorp 0 2 0 0 2.00
Stonegate Bank 0 2 0 0 2.00

PrivateBancorp presently has a consensus price target of $55.67, suggesting a potential downside of 8.70%. Stonegate Bank has a consensus price target of $49.00, suggesting a potential downside of 5.08%. Given Stonegate Bank’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Stonegate Bank is more favorable than PrivateBancorp.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.5% of PrivateBancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.2% of Stonegate Bank shares are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of PrivateBancorp shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

PrivateBancorp beats Stonegate Bank on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PrivateBancorp

PrivateBancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company for The PrivateBank and Trust Company (the Bank). Through the Bank, the Company provides customized business and personal financial services to middle market companies, as well as business owners, executives, entrepreneurs and families in the markets and communities it serves. The Company operates through three operating segments: Banking, Asset Management and Holding Company activities. The Banking segment consists of commercial and personal banking services. The Company’s Asset Management segment includes certain activities of its PrivateWealth group, including investment management, personal trust and estate administration, custodial and escrow services, investment management services for 401(k) plans and brokerage services. The activities of the Holding Company Activities segment include the direct and indirect ownership of its banking subsidiary, the issuance of debt and intersegment eliminations.

About Stonegate Bank

Stonegate Bank (the Bank) is a state chartered commercial bank in the State of Florida. The Bank provides a full range of banking services to individual and corporate customers from its branch locations in Southeast and West Florida. The Bank provides personal banking, business banking and wealth management services. The Bank’s loans portfolio includes commercial real estate, construction and land development, residential real estate, commercial and consumer loans. Its personal banking services include checking account, money market, savings account, certificate of deposits, individual retirement accounts, consumer loans and residential mortgage loans. It also offers card services, such as credit cards and debit cards. Its wealth management services include asset management, trust services, estate planning, insurance planning and retirement planning for business owners.

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