Comparing Sterling Bancorp (PBNY) & Its Rivals

Sterling Bancorp (NYSE: PBNY) is one of 211 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Sterling Bancorp to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Sterling Bancorp has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sterling Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.74, meaning that their average share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Sterling Bancorp N/A N/A 18.99
Sterling Bancorp Competitors $341.18 million $71.84 million 20.95

Sterling Bancorp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Sterling Bancorp. Sterling 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sterling Bancorp 33.46% 9.22% 1.12%
Sterling Bancorp Competitors 20.50% 8.67% 0.92%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Sterling Bancorp and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sterling Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sterling Bancorp Competitors 361 2851 2309 66 2.37

As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 9.11%. Given Sterling Bancorp’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sterling Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

46.4% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.6% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Sterling Bancorp Company Profile

Sterling Bancorp is a financial holding company. The Company is a bank holding company that owns the Sterling National Bank (the Bank). The Bank specializes in the delivery of services and solutions to business owners, their families and consumers within the communities it serves. The Bank offers a line of commercial, business, and consumer banking products and services. The Bank is engaged in the origination of commercial loans and commercial mortgage loans. The Company also originates residential mortgage loans and consumer loans. The Bank offers services in the New York Metro Market, which includes Manhattan and Long Island, and the New York Suburban Market, which consists of Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Putnam and Westchester counties in New York and Bergen County in New Jersey. Its deposit products include non-interest bearing demand deposits, interest bearing demand deposits, savings, money market and certificate of deposits.

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