Peoples Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq:PEBO) is the holding company for Peoples Bank who provide commercial and retail banking products and services. They have 119 financial offices located in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. As of December, their assets total more than USD 7.2 billion.
Comps: First Foundation Inc. (Nasdaq:FFWM), Premier Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:PFC)
Before we compare, it is important to point out these financial services companies are all around USD 850 million in market capitalization. With that in mind, Peoples Bancorp displayed better earnings per share and return on equity than both First Foundation and Premier Financial. Moreover, they have a better price to earnings ratio and revenue than Premier Financial. Not to mention they offer a nearly 5% yield to investors.