Reviewing Royal Bank of Scotland Group (NYSE:RBS) and PEOPLES BK COMM/SH (NYSE:PBCO)

PEOPLES BK COMM/SH (OTCMKTS:PBCO) and Royal Bank of Scotland Group (NYSE:RBS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

PEOPLES BK COMM/SH has a beta of 0.49, indicating that its stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Royal Bank of Scotland Group has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for PEOPLES BK COMM/SH and Royal Bank of Scotland Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PEOPLES BK COMM/SH 0 0 0 0 N/A
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 2 6 3 0 2.09

Institutional and Insider Ownership

7.6% of PEOPLES BK COMM/SH shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.6% of Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 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.

Dividends

Royal Bank of Scotland Group pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. PEOPLES BK COMM/SH does not pay a dividend. Royal Bank of Scotland Group pays out 16.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PEOPLES BK COMM/SH and Royal Bank of Scotland Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PEOPLES BK COMM/SH $20.04 million 2.23 $3.40 million N/A N/A
Royal Bank of Scotland Group $20.84 billion 1.69 $2.79 billion $0.48 12.17

Royal Bank of Scotland Group has higher revenue and earnings than PEOPLES BK COMM/SH.

Profitability

This table compares PEOPLES BK COMM/SH and Royal Bank of Scotland Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PEOPLES BK COMM/SH 16.68% N/A N/A
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 13.02% 4.37% 0.28%

Summary

Royal Bank of Scotland Group beats PEOPLES BK COMM/SH on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PEOPLES BK COMM/SH

People's Bank of Commerce provides banking services to businesses and individuals primarily in Southern Oregon. It offers various deposit products, including checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company's personal loans consist of home equity loans and credit lines; consumer loans and credit lines comprising auto, recreational vehicle, boat, personal line of credit, and savings secured loans; and home lot and construction loans. Its business loan portfolio includes commercial loans comprising commercial real estate, equipment purchase, certificates of deposit and listed stock secured, commercial real estate construction, residential construction loans, and lines of credit; and small business/government loans. In addition, the company provides merchant services, online and mobile banking, bill pay, e-statements, sweep accounts, debit and credit cards, and ATM cards. It operates six full-service branches in Ashland, Central Point, Grants Pass, and Medford, Oregon. People's Bank of Commerce was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Medford, Oregon.

About Royal Bank of Scotland Group

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to personal, commercial, corporate, and institutional customers worldwide. It operates through Personal & Business Banking, Commercial & Private Banking, RBS International, and NatWest Markets segments. The company also offers wealth management, financial planning, investment management, asset finance, and offshore banking; and financing and risk solutions, as well as trading and flow sales services. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc was founded in 1727 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.

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