E-Trade (ETFC) versus Its Rivals Head to Head Review

E-Trade (NASDAQ: ETFC) is one of 89 publicly-traded companies in the “Federal savings institutions” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare E-Trade to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares E-Trade and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
E-Trade $2.37 billion $614.00 million 25.22
E-Trade Competitors $832.30 million $156.70 million 21.98

E-Trade has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. E-Trade is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

E-Trade has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, E-Trade’s rivals have a beta of 0.39, meaning that their average stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for E-Trade and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
E-Trade 0 2 12 1 2.93
E-Trade Competitors 251 993 958 53 2.36

E-Trade currently has a consensus target price of $56.86, indicating a potential upside of 2.93%. As a group, “Federal savings institutions” companies have a potential upside of 2.36%. Given E-Trade’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe E-Trade is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.2% of E-Trade shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.2% of shares of all “Federal savings institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of E-Trade shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.1% of shares of all “Federal savings institutions” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares E-Trade and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
E-Trade 25.95% 10.07% 1.05%
E-Trade Competitors 13.08% 2.27% 0.74%

Summary

E-Trade beats its rivals on 12 of the 13 factors compared.

About E-Trade

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand. It also offers investor-focused banking products, primarily sweep deposits to retail investors; Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insurance services; clearing and settlement services; investment advisory services; and financial corporate services, such as software and services for managing equity compensation plans to its corporate clients. The company provides its services to customers through digital platforms; and a network of industry-licensed customer service representatives and financial consultants through phone, email, and online at two national financial centers, as well as in person through 30 regional financial centers in the United States. E*TRADE Financial Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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