Lloyds Banking Group (LYG) versus The Competition Head to Head Comparison

Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE: LYG) is one of 311 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Lloyds Banking Group to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Lloyds Banking Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lloyds Banking Group 19.22% 18.38% 1.10%
Lloyds Banking Group Competitors 18.51% 8.36% 0.94%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.1% of Lloyds Banking Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.7% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Lloyds Banking Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Lloyds Banking Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lloyds Banking Group 5 1 4 0 1.90
Lloyds Banking Group Competitors 2135 8402 8436 329 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 1.18%. Given Lloyds Banking Group’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Lloyds Banking Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Lloyds Banking Group pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Lloyds Banking Group pays out 60.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 35.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lloyds Banking Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Lloyds Banking Group $23.73 billion $2.80 billion 15.52
Lloyds Banking Group Competitors $5.52 billion $824.84 million 388.37

Lloyds Banking Group has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Lloyds Banking Group 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.

Risk & Volatility

Lloyds Banking Group has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lloyds Banking Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.80, indicating that their average share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lloyds Banking Group competitors beat Lloyds Banking Group on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Lloyds Banking Group Company Profile

Lloyds Banking Group plc is a provider of financial services to individual and business customers in the United Kingdom. The Company’s main business activities are retail and commercial banking, general insurance, and long-term savings, protection and investment. The Company’s segments are Retail, Commercial Banking, Consumer Finance, Insurance and Other. The Retail segment offers a range of financial service products, including current accounts, savings and mortgages. The Commercial Banking segment offers a range of products and services, such as lending, transactional banking, working capital management, risk management and debt capital markets services. The Consumer Finance segment offers consumer lending products, including motor finance, credit cards, and unsecured personal loans. The Insurance segment provides a range of protection, pension and investment products. Its brands include Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, Scottish Widows, Colleys, Lex Autolease and AMC.

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