Reviewing Prudential Bancorp (PBIP) and Its Competitors

Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ: PBIP) is one of 35 public companies in the “Savings institutions, except federal” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Prudential Bancorp to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Prudential Bancorp has a beta of 0.06, suggesting that its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Prudential Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Prudential Bancorp and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Prudential Bancorp $50.33 million $9.56 million 12.10
Prudential Bancorp Competitors $146.26 million $14.78 million 17.75

Prudential Bancorp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Prudential Bancorp. Prudential Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Prudential Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Prudential Bancorp 17.44% N/A N/A
Prudential Bancorp Competitors 17.07% 8.91% 0.95%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Prudential Bancorp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Prudential Bancorp 0 1 0 0 2.00
Prudential Bancorp Competitors 109 417 244 12 2.20

Prudential Bancorp presently has a consensus target price of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.70%. As a group, “Savings institutions, except federal” companies have a potential downside of 5.86%. Given Prudential Bancorp’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Prudential Bancorp is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

Prudential Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Prudential Bancorp pays out 25.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Savings institutions, except federal” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 28.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Prudential Bancorp has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

28.2% of Prudential Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.6% of shares of all “Savings institutions, except federal” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.0% of Prudential Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Savings institutions, except federal” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Prudential Bancorp competitors beat Prudential Bancorp on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

About Prudential Bancorp

Prudential Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Prudential Bank that provides various banking products or services. The company accepts interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing checking, money market, savings, and certificates of deposit accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises single-family residential mortgage loans, construction and land development loans, non-residential or commercial real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and commercial business loans, as well as consumer loans, such as loans secured by deposit accounts and unsecured personal loans. The company also manages a portfolio of investment and mortgage-backed securities; and provides ATM, and online and mobile banking services. It operates a main office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as nine additional full-service branch offices, including seven in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County; one in Drexel Hill, Delaware County; and one in Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Prudential Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Receive News & Ratings for Prudential Bancorp Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Prudential Bancorp and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.