Atlantic Coast Financial (NASDAQ: ACFC) is one of the 305 public companies in the "Banking" industry, but how does it compare with its competitors? We will compare Atlantic Coast Financial with related companies based on the strength of its badysts' recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional property, profits and dividends.
Volatility and Risk
Atlantic Coast Financial has a beta of 1.09, which suggests that the price of its shares is 9% more volatile than the S & P 500. Comparatively, competitors of Atlantic Coast Financial have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S & P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
57.0% of the shares of Atlantic Coast Financial are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of the shares of all the "Bank" companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.9% of Atlantic Coast Financial's shares are owned by company experts. Comparatively, 10.4% of the shares of all the "Banks" companies are owned by the company's experts. The strong institutional property is an indication that high risk funds, large fund managers and donations believe that a company will outperform the market in the long term.
This is a summary of the current ratings and recommendations for Atlantic Coast Financial and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sales Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating|
|Atlantic Coast Financial||0||1||0||0  2.00|
|Financial Competitors of the Atlantic Coast||2138||8364||8470||327||2.36|
Atlantic Coast Financial currently has a consensus target price of $ 8.50, which indicates a possible disadvantage of 11.64% As a group, the "Banks" companies have a potential disadvantage of 3.87%. Given that Atlantic Coast Financial's competitors have a better consensus rating and a higher possible upside, badysts believe that Atlantic Coast Financial has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Atlantic Coast Financial and its competitors income, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross income||Net income||Price-earnings ratio|
|Atlantic Coast Financial||$ 43.14 million||$ 6.41 million||26.00|
|Atlantic Financial Financial Competitors  $ 5.53 billion||$ 818.14 million||382.67|
Atlantic Coast Financial's competitors have higher revenues and profits than Atlantic Coast Financial. Atlantic Coast Financial is quoted at a lower price-earnings ratio than its competitors, which indicates that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Atlantic Coast Financial and the net margins of its competitors, the return on capital and the return on badets.
|Net income||Profitability on capital||Profitability|
|Atlantic coast Financial||13.98%||6.19%||0.60%|
|Financial competitors of the Atlantic Coast||18.45 %||8.30%||0.93%|
Atlantic Coast Financial competitors beat Atlantic Coast Financial in 10 of the 13 factors compared.
Atlantic Coast Financial Company Profile
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