Bridge Bancorp (BDGE) & RBB Bancorp (RBB) Critical Comparison

Bridge Bancorp (NASDAQ: BDGE) and RBB Bancorp (NASDAQ:RBB) are both small-cap financials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.8% of Bridge Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.8% of RBB Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of Bridge Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Bridge Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. RBB Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Bridge Bancorp pays out 48.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Bridge Bancorp and RBB Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bridge Bancorp 22.62% 8.52% 0.88%
RBB Bancorp N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bridge Bancorp and RBB Bancorp’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bridge Bancorp $153.76 million 4.54 $35.49 million $1.88 18.83
RBB Bancorp $77.15 million 5.56 $19.07 million N/A N/A

Bridge Bancorp has higher revenue and earnings than RBB Bancorp.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Bridge Bancorp and RBB Bancorp, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bridge Bancorp 0 1 1 0 2.50
RBB Bancorp 0 0 3 0 3.00

Bridge Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $40.75, indicating a potential upside of 15.11%. RBB Bancorp has a consensus price target of $27.50, indicating a potential upside of 1.33%. Given Bridge Bancorp’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Bridge Bancorp is more favorable than RBB Bancorp.

Summary

Bridge Bancorp beats RBB Bancorp on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bridge Bancorp Company Profile

Bridge Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company for The Bridgehampton National Bank (the Bank). The Bank’s operations include its real estate investment trust subsidiary, Bridgehampton Community, Inc. (BCI), a financial title insurance subsidiary, Bridge Abstract LLC (Bridge Abstract), and an investment services subsidiary, Bridge Financial Services LLC (Bridge Financial Services). As of December 31, 2016, the Bank operated 40 branches in its primary market areas of Suffolk and Nassau Counties on Long Island and the New York City boroughs, including 38 in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, one in Bayside, Queens and one in Manhattan. The Bank engages in full service commercial and consumer banking business, including accepting time, savings and demand deposits from the consumers, businesses and local municipalities in its market area. The Bank also offers the Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service (CDARS) and Insured Cash Sweep (ICS) programs.

RBB Bancorp Company Profile

RBB Bancorp (the Bank) is a bank holding company with the principal business to serve as the holding company for its wholly-owned banking subsidiaries, including Royal Business Bank (Bank) and RBB Asset Management Company (RAM). The Company operates Royal Business Bank, which is a California state-chartered commercial bank. The Bank is focused on providing commercial banking services. The Bank’s offerings include traditional commercial real estate loans, secured commercial and industrial loans, and trade finance services for companies doing business in China, Taiwan and other Asian countries. The non-qualified single-family residential mortgage loans, small business administration loans. As of March 31, 2017, the Company had total consolidated assets of $1.5 billion, total consolidated deposits of $1.2 billion and total consolidated shareholders equity of $183.5 million.

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