NASDAQ:MRBK

Meridian Competitors

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$27.39
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$27.96
Volume22,700 shs
Average Volume32,546 shs
Market Capitalization$159.75 million
P/E Ratio7.78
Dividend Yield1.93%
Beta0.49

Competitors

Meridian (NASDAQ:MRBK) Vs. HAFC, BFC, ALRS, FLIC, AROW, and FISI

Should you be buying MRBK stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "national commercial banks" are considered alternatives and competitors to Meridian, including Hanmi Financial (HAFC), Bank First (BFC), Alerus Financial (ALRS), The First of Long Island (FLIC), Arrow Financial (AROW), and Financial Institutions (FISI).

Meridian (NASDAQ:MRBK) and Hanmi Financial (NASDAQ:HAFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Meridian and Hanmi Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Meridian00203.00
Hanmi Financial03202.40

Meridian currently has a consensus target price of $20.50, suggesting a potential downside of 20.85%. Hanmi Financial has a consensus target price of $14.00, suggesting a potential downside of 30.28%. Given Meridian's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Meridian is more favorable than Hanmi Financial.

Dividends

Meridian pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Hanmi Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Meridian pays out 28.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hanmi Financial pays out 37.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Meridian has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Hanmi Financial has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

39.5% of Meridian shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.6% of Hanmi Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.7% of Meridian shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of Hanmi Financial shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Meridian and Hanmi Financial's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Meridian$85.96 million1.86$10.48 million$1.7314.97
Hanmi Financial$274.32 million2.25$32.79 million$1.0618.94

Hanmi Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Meridian. Meridian is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hanmi Financial, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Meridian and Hanmi Financial's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Meridian16.13%16.59%1.42%
Hanmi Financial11.41%5.56%0.53%

Risk & Volatility

Meridian has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hanmi Financial has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Meridian beats Hanmi Financial on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Meridian (NASDAQ:MRBK) and Bank First (NASDAQ:BFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Meridian and Bank First, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Meridian00203.00
Bank First01002.00

Meridian currently has a consensus target price of $20.50, suggesting a potential downside of 20.85%. Bank First has a consensus target price of $60.00, suggesting a potential downside of 16.99%. Given Bank First's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bank First is more favorable than Meridian.

Dividends

Meridian pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Bank First pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Meridian pays out 28.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Bank First pays out 21.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Meridian has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Bank First has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

39.5% of Meridian shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.2% of Bank First shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.7% of Meridian shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.7% of Bank First shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Meridian and Bank First's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Meridian$85.96 million1.86$10.48 million$1.7314.97
Bank First$101.80 million5.49$26.69 million$3.8718.68

Bank First has higher revenue and earnings than Meridian. Meridian is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bank First, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Meridian and Bank First's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Meridian16.13%16.59%1.42%
Bank First28.94%13.19%1.40%

Risk & Volatility

Meridian has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bank First has a beta of 0.38, suggesting that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Meridian (NASDAQ:MRBK) and Alerus Financial (NASDAQ:ALRS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Meridian and Alerus Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Meridian00203.00
Alerus Financial03002.00

Meridian currently has a consensus target price of $20.50, suggesting a potential downside of 20.85%. Alerus Financial has a consensus target price of $21.00, suggesting a potential downside of 32.93%. Given Meridian's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Meridian is more favorable than Alerus Financial.

Dividends

Meridian pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Alerus Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Meridian pays out 28.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Alerus Financial pays out 31.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Meridian has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Meridian is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

39.5% of Meridian shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.5% of Alerus Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.7% of Meridian shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of Alerus Financial shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Meridian and Alerus Financial's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Meridian$85.96 million1.86$10.48 million$1.7314.97
Alerus Financial$207.49 million2.62$29.54 million$1.9116.39

Alerus Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Meridian. Meridian is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alerus Financial, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Meridian and Alerus Financial's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Meridian16.13%16.59%1.42%
Alerus Financial17.50%13.97%1.58%

Risk & Volatility

Meridian has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alerus Financial has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Meridian beats Alerus Financial on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Meridian (NASDAQ:MRBK) and The First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Meridian and The First of Long Island, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Meridian00203.00
The First of Long Island00203.00

Meridian currently has a consensus target price of $20.50, suggesting a potential downside of 20.85%. The First of Long Island has a consensus target price of $19.50, suggesting a potential downside of 10.96%. Given The First of Long Island's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe The First of Long Island is more favorable than Meridian.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Meridian and The First of Long Island's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Meridian$85.96 million1.86$10.48 million$1.7314.97
The First of Long Island$154.46 million3.37$41.56 million$1.7512.51

The First of Long Island has higher revenue and earnings than Meridian. The First of Long Island is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Meridian, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

39.5% of Meridian shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.8% of The First of Long Island shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.7% of Meridian shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of The First of Long Island shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Meridian and The First of Long Island's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Meridian16.13%16.59%1.42%
The First of Long Island26.67%10.78%1.02%

Risk & Volatility

Meridian has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The First of Long Island has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Meridian pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. The First of Long Island pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Meridian pays out 28.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The First of Long Island pays out 43.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Meridian has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and The First of Long Island has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive years. The First of Long Island is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

The First of Long Island beats Meridian on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Meridian (NASDAQ:MRBK) and Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Meridian and Arrow Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Meridian00203.00
Arrow Financial01002.00

Meridian currently has a consensus target price of $20.50, suggesting a potential downside of 20.85%. Arrow Financial has a consensus target price of $28.00, suggesting a potential downside of 16.42%. Given Arrow Financial's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Arrow Financial is more favorable than Meridian.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Meridian and Arrow Financial's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Meridian$85.96 million1.86$10.48 million$1.7314.97
Arrow Financial$138.31 million3.76$37.47 million$2.4313.79

Arrow Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Meridian. Arrow Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Meridian, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.5% of Meridian shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.2% of Arrow Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 12.7% of Meridian shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.0% of Arrow Financial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Meridian and Arrow Financial's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Meridian16.13%16.59%1.42%
Arrow Financial26.71%12.14%1.10%

Volatility & Risk

Meridian has a beta of 0.49, indicating that its stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Arrow Financial has a beta of 0.64, indicating that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Meridian pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Arrow Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Meridian pays out 28.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Arrow Financial pays out 42.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Meridian has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Arrow Financial has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Summary

Arrow Financial beats Meridian on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Meridian (NASDAQ:MRBK) and Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Meridian and Financial Institutions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Meridian00203.00
Financial Institutions01202.67

Meridian currently has a consensus target price of $20.50, suggesting a potential downside of 20.85%. Financial Institutions has a consensus target price of $23.3333, suggesting a potential downside of 22.66%. Given Meridian's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Meridian is more favorable than Financial Institutions.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Meridian and Financial Institutions' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Meridian$85.96 million1.86$10.48 million$1.7314.97
Financial Institutions$209.18 million2.28$48.86 million$2.9610.19

Financial Institutions has higher revenue and earnings than Meridian. Financial Institutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Meridian, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.5% of Meridian shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.0% of Financial Institutions shares are held by institutional investors. 12.7% of Meridian shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.0% of Financial Institutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Meridian and Financial Institutions' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Meridian16.13%16.59%1.42%
Financial Institutions18.17%8.70%0.81%

Volatility & Risk

Meridian has a beta of 0.49, indicating that its stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Financial Institutions has a beta of 1.15, indicating that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Meridian pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Financial Institutions pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Meridian pays out 28.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Financial Institutions pays out 36.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Meridian has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Financial Institutions has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Financial Institutions is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Financial Institutions beats Meridian on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.


Meridian Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Hanmi Financial logo
HAFC
Hanmi Financial
1.7$20.08+0.1%$616.80 million$274.32 million19.88
Bank First logo
BFC
Bank First
1.4$72.28+1.0%$558.65 million$101.80 million15.75
Alerus Financial logo
ALRS
Alerus Financial
1.2$31.31+1.8%$543.57 million$207.49 million13.21
The First of Long Island logo
FLIC
The First of Long Island
1.9$21.90+1.6%$520.61 million$154.46 million13.19News Coverage
Arrow Financial logo
AROW
Arrow Financial
1.6$33.50+0.6%$520.22 million$138.31 million13.63
Financial Institutions logo
FISI
Financial Institutions
2.1$30.17+0.7%$477.17 million$209.18 million13.41
Guaranty Bancshares logo
GNTY
Guaranty Bancshares
1.5$38.15+0.4%$459.86 million$119.53 million17.34Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Southern First Bancshares logo
SFST
Southern First Bancshares
1.6$48.47+0.5%$377.92 million$107.64 million22.44
American National Bankshares logo
AMNB
American National Bankshares
1.6$32.57+1.0%$356.90 million$108.03 million12.53News Coverage
SmartFinancial logo
SMBK
SmartFinancial
1.6$21.63+0.1%$326.89 million$123.77 million14.42
The First Bancorp logo
FNLC
The First Bancorp
1.2$28.96+0.1%$318.10 million$92.84 million11.77
Peoples Financial Services logo
PFIS
Peoples Financial Services
1.2$41.56+1.5%$299.36 million$108.51 million10.91News Coverage
Fidelity D & D Bancorp logo
FDBC
Fidelity D & D Bancorp
0.9$58.00+1.7%$289.77 million$49.46 million23.77
Capital Bancorp logo
CBNK
Capital Bancorp
1.1$19.56+0.8%$269.13 million$107.87 million12.87
Professional logo
PFHD
Professional
1.3$17.95+1.2%$245.18 million$42.02 million0.00
ATLO
Ames National
1.3$25.55+0.9%$233.09 million$64.81 million12.97
LCNB logo
LCNB
LCNB
1.8$18.02+0.2%$230.93 million$77.54 million12.18Upcoming Earnings
National Bankshares logo
NKSH
National Bankshares
2.0$35.20+0.8%$225.25 million$53.94 million14.37
Pacific Mercantile Bancorp logo
PMBC
Pacific Mercantile Bancorp
1.4$8.97+0.6%$200.20 million$71.26 million42.72
Shore Bancshares logo
SHBI
Shore Bancshares
2.0$17.01+0.0%$199.90 million$69.79 million13.39
Severn Bancorp logo
SVBI
Severn Bancorp
0.6$12.13+0.6%$155.88 million$50.08 million28.88
FNCB Bancorp logo
FNCB
FNCB Bancorp
0.4$7.22+1.0%$146.12 million$53.68 million10.78
HWBK
Hawthorn Bancshares
0.8$21.00+1.2%$136.08 million$72.91 million10.30
United Security Bancshares logo
UBFO
United Security Bancshares
1.1$7.82+0.1%$133.02 million$46.46 million13.48
GLG
TD
0.4$1.60+8.1%$126.61 million$2.49 million-3.14
Landmark Bancorp logo
LARK
Landmark Bancorp
0.9$25.71+1.0%$122.23 million$52.92 million7.16
FUNC
First United
1.4$17.21+0.4%$120.40 million$74.56 million9.95News Coverage
Old Point Financial logo
OPOF
Old Point Financial
1.1$22.53+1.8%$117.72 million$54.32 million17.20
CF Bankshares logo
CFBK
CF Bankshares
1.5$19.61+0.6%$104.03 million$46.82 million5.05
Limestone Bancorp logo
LMST
Limestone Bancorp
0.9$15.76+0.9%$103.94 million$55.50 million15.30Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Riverview Financial logo
RIVE
Riverview Financial
0.6$10.40+0.3%$97.21 million$58.06 million-4.48High Trading Volume
News Coverage
United Bancshares logo
UBOH
United Bancshares
1.0$26.55+0.2%$87.06 million$52.87 million5.39
EMCF
Emclaire Financial
1.4$27.15+3.9%$73.88 million$40.54 million13.05
AmeriServ Financial logo
ASRV
AmeriServ Financial
1.2$3.80+0.0%$64.85 million$64.54 million14.62
Patriot National Bancorp logo
PNBK
Patriot National Bancorp
1.0$9.84+0.0%$38.81 million$46.13 million0.00
OptimumBank logo
OPHC
OptimumBank
0.4$3.85+0.8%$12.34 million$5.36 million-7.26Gap Down
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