Head to Head Survey: Metro Bank (MBNKF) vs. The Competition

Metro Bank (OTCMKTS: MBNKF) is one of 63 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Metro Bank to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Metro Bank and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Metro Bank 0 2 0 0 2.00
Metro Bank Competitors 465 1486 1455 68 2.32

As a group, “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 11.18%. Given Metro Bank’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Metro Bank has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

Metro Bank has a beta of 0.52, suggesting that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Metro Bank’s competitors have a beta of 0.94, suggesting that their average share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.7% of Metro Bank shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.3% of shares of all “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.8% of shares of all “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Metro Bank and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Metro Bank $344.86 million N/A -162.38
Metro Bank Competitors $14.30 billion $2.16 billion 10.90

Metro Bank’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Metro Bank. Metro Bank 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 Metro Bank and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Metro Bank N/A N/A N/A
Metro Bank Competitors 18.68% 12.06% 1.04%


Metro Bank competitors beat Metro Bank on 11 of the 11 factors compared.

Metro Bank Company Profile

Metro Bank PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides retail and corporate banking services in the United Kingdom. The company offers personal banking products and services, including current and savings accounts; residential mortgages; credit cards and personal loans; and safe deposit box services. It also provides business banking products and services comprising deposit accounts, including business instant access, fixed term, client monies, and business tracker notice accounts; commercial loans, working capital, business credit cards, asset financing, invoice financing, and portfolio buy-to-let; business credit cards, cash management services; and partnership banking services. Metro Bank PLC was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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