Unity Bancorp, Inc.: Leads amongst peers with strong fundamentals

Unity Bancorp, Inc. relative valuation is OVERVALUED and it has a fundamental analysis score of 71.

Our analysis is based on comparing Unity Bancorp, Inc. with the following peers – Parke Bancorp, Inc., Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation, Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc., Sussex Bancorp, Two River Bancorp, Stewardship Financial Corporation, Lakeland Bancorp, Inc., Sun Bancorp, Inc. and Brunswick Bancorp (PKBK-US, PGC-US, BKJ-US, SBBX-US, TRCB-US, SSFN-US, LBAI-US, SNBC-US and BRBW-US).

Unity Bancorp, Inc. has shown good performance overall, both over the last one year (at 77.66%) as well as over the last month (at 24.63%). Share price performance over the last month, though has been lower than that over the last year. But Unity Bancorp, Inc.’s stock has done better than its overall peer group whose performance was 12.21% over the last month.

Company Snapshot

  • Considering peers, relative outperformance over the last year and the last month suggest a leading position.
  • Unity Bancorp, Inc. currently trades at a higher Price/Book ratio (1.77) than its peer median (1.35).
  • We classify UNTY-US as Harvesting because of the market’s relatively low growth expectations despite its relatively high returns.
  • UNTY-US has a successful operating model with relatively high net profit margins and capital turns.
  • The company’s year-on-year change in revenues and earnings are better than the median among its peer group.
  • Over the last five years, UNTY-US‘s return on equity has improved from median to better than the median among its peers, suggesting the company has found relative operating advantages.
  • While the company’s lending operations do not seem to benefit from any relative pricing advantage its margins suggest relatively low operating costs.
  • While UNTY-US‘s revenue growth in recent years has been above the peer median, the stock’s P/E ratio is less than the peer median suggesting that the company’s earnings may be peaking and the market expects a decline in its growth expectations.
  • The company’s level of equity capital investment is relatively low and suggests it is milking the business.
  • Our analysis rates Unity Bancorp, Inc. as OVERVALUED relative to its peers.

Share Price Performance

Considering peers, relative outperformance over the last year and the last month suggest a leading position.

UNTY-US‘s share price performance of 77.66% over the last 12 months is above peer median of 45.97%. The 30-day trend in its share price performance of 24.63% is also above the peer median of 12.21% suggesting that this company is a leading performer relative to its peers.

Share Price Performance

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Relative Valuation

Relative Valuation
Fundamental Score

Unity Bancorp, Inc.’s price of USD 16.70 is greater than CapitalCube’s implied price of USD 13.58. At this level, CapitalCube believes that Unity Bancorp, Inc. is overvalued. Over the last 52 week period, the stock has fluctuated between USD 8.75 and USD 17.10.

Valuation & Peer Metrics

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Company Profile

Unity Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company which conducts a traditional and community-oriented commercial banking business and financial services to retail, corporate, and small business customers. The company accepts personal and business checking accounts, time deposits, money market accounts, and regular savings accounts, as well as demand and savings deposits. Its loan portfolio comprises commercial, small business administration, consumer, mortgage, home equity, and personal loans. Unity Bancorp was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Clinton, NJ.


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