First United Corporation (FUNC)’s Financial Results Comparing With Union Bankshares Corporation (NASDAQ:UBSH)

This is a contrast between First United Corporation (NASDAQ:FUNC) and Union Bankshares Corporation (NASDAQ:UBSH) based on their institutional ownership, earnings and valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations. The two companies are Regional – Mid-Atlantic Banks and they also compete with each other.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
First United Corporation 58.11M 2.33 11.31M 1.51 12.37
Union Bankshares Corporation N/A 0.00 N/A 2.48 14.13

Table 1 shows top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation of the two companies. When company has lower P/E means it is more affordable than its counterpart presently. First United Corporation is trading at a lower P/E ratio than Union Bankshares Corporation, indicating that it is presently more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

Table 2 provides us the return on equity, net margins and return on assets of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First United Corporation 19.46% 6.2% 0.5%
Union Bankshares Corporation 0.00% 8.1% 1.2%

Volatility and Risk

First United Corporation’s current beta is 0.76 and it happens to be 24.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Competitively, Union Bankshares Corporation’s beta is 1.39 which is 39.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.

Dividends

$0.36 per share with a dividend yield of 1.88% is the annual dividend that First United Corporation pay. The dividend yield for Union Bankshares Corporation is 2.53% while its annual dividend payout is $0.9 per share.

Analyst Recommendations

In next table is given First United Corporation and Union Bankshares Corporation’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
First United Corporation 0 0 0 0.00
Union Bankshares Corporation 0 0 1 3.00

Meanwhile, Union Bankshares Corporation’s average target price is $42, while its potential upside is 19.05%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors owned 37.8% of First United Corporation shares and 69.6% of Union Bankshares Corporation shares. Insiders owned 1.5% of First United Corporation shares. Competitively, Union Bankshares Corporation has 1.6% of it’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
First United Corporation -0.53% 0.76% 8.25% -4.65% -8.63% 17.09%
Union Bankshares Corporation -3.89% 2.4% 0.52% 1.95% -13.42% 24.12%

For the past year First United Corporation’s stock price has smaller growth than Union Bankshares Corporation.

Summary

Union Bankshares Corporation beats First United Corporation on 9 of the 13 factors.

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