HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) and Brunswick Bancorp (OTCMKTS:BRBW) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares HopFed Bancorp and Brunswick Bancorp’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|HopFed Bancorp||$41.78 million||3.10||$3.30 million||$0.76||25.62|
|Brunswick Bancorp||$8.95 million||2.95||$680,000.00||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for HopFed Bancorp and Brunswick Bancorp, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
HopFed Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Brunswick Bancorp does not pay a dividend. HopFed Bancorp pays out 36.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. HopFed Bancorp has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
This table compares HopFed Bancorp and Brunswick Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
HopFed Bancorp has a beta of 0.48, meaning that its share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brunswick Bancorp has a beta of 0.02, meaning that its share price is 98% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
48.6% of HopFed Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.4% of Brunswick Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.1% of HopFed Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
HopFed Bancorp beats Brunswick Bancorp on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About HopFed Bancorp
HopFed Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Heritage Bank USA, Inc. that provides various banking products and services. The company accepts various deposit products, including money market accounts, passbook savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, certificates of deposit, and time deposits, as well as non-interest bearing, savings, and interest bearing checking accounts. It also provides loans, such as one-to-four family first mortgages, home equity lines of credit, junior liens, multi-family loans, construction and land loans, non-residential real estate loans, and farm loans, as well as secured and unsecured consumer and commercial loans. In addition, the company owns a low income senior citizen housing facility that offers apartments for rent in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Further, it invests in the United States government agency securities, municipal and corporate bonds, collateralized mortgages obligations, and mortgage-backed securities. As of March 21, 2018, the company operated 18 offices in western Kentucky and middle Tennessee; Heritage Bank Wealth Management of Murray, Kentucky, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Kingston Springs, Tennessee, and Clarksville, Tennessee; and Heritage Mortgage Services of Clarksville, Tennessee, as well as loan production offices in Nashville, Tennessee, and Brentwood, Tennessee. HopFed Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
About Brunswick Bancorp
Brunswick Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Brunswick Bank & Trust that provides various personal and commercial banking products and services. The company accepts various deposits products, such as checking, savings, certificate of deposit, IRA accounts, and time deposits; and offers various loans, including commercial mortgages, small business, construction, and consumer loans, as well as equipment financing loans. It also provides merchant services; and direct deposit of payroll, electronic banking, night depository, safe deposit box, combined statements, medallion signature guarantee, and notary services, as well as Internet banking services. The company was incorporated in 1984 and is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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