Note: Suntrust Bank's revenues are gauged from an analysis of company filings.
Trademark applications show the products and services that Suntrust Bank is developing and marketing.
Suntrust Bank's new tradmarks suggest it is investing in R&D and marketing, while expanding into new products or markets.
Trademarks may include brand names, product names, logos and slogans.
LOYALTY CASH BONUS Banking services, namely, offering rewards for use of banking services as part of a customer loyalty program
SUNTRUST CONFIDENCE CLASSIC Entertainment, namely, an annual series of events in February to promote the SunTrust brand
Determine whether Suntrust Bank grew or shrank during the last recession. This is useful in estimating the
financial strength and credit risk of the company.
Compare how recession-proof Suntrust Bank is relative to the industry overall.
While a new recession may strike a particular industry, measuring the
industry and company's robustness during the last recession estimates its ability to weather future recessions.
Market Share of Suntrust Bank's Largest Competitors
A competitive analysis shows these companies are in the same general field as Suntrust Bank, even though they may not compete head-to-head.
These are the largest companies by revenue. However, they may not have the largest market share in this industry if they have diversified into other business lines.
The "Competition" section of a business plan or investment memorandum would start by analyzing the information about these companies.
Competitive advantage comes from offering better pricing or superior products/service.
These companies are similar in business line and location to Suntrust Bank.
While some companies compete with neighboring businesses for customers, other companies may compete to attract skilled employees.
These companies are in the same general field as Suntrust Bank and are rapidly expanding. Companies may grow organically or through acquisition. In some cases apparently high growth rates may be caused by data that weren't available in previous years.