Contrasting Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) and FFBW (NASDAQ:FFBW)

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) and FFBW (NASDAQ:FFBW) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.


This table compares Capitol Federal Financial and FFBW’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Capitol Federal Financial 26.77% 7.02% 1.00%
FFBW 10.32% 2.02% 0.46%

Volatility and Risk

Capitol Federal Financial has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FFBW has a beta of 0.45, indicating that its share price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.7% of Capitol Federal Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.0% of FFBW shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of Capitol Federal Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of FFBW shares are owned by company 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.


Capitol Federal Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. FFBW does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Capitol Federal Financial and FFBW, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Capitol Federal Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A
FFBW 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Capitol Federal Financial and FFBW’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Capitol Federal Financial $351.91 million 5.75 $94.24 million N/A N/A
FFBW $11.31 million 6.32 $1.06 million N/A N/A

Capitol Federal Financial has higher revenue and earnings than FFBW.


Capitol Federal Financial beats FFBW on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Capitol Federal Financial Company Profile

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. operates as the holding company for Capitol Federal Savings Bank that provides various retail banking products and services in the United States. The company accepts a range of deposit products, including savings accounts, money market accounts, interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing checking accounts, and certificates of deposits. It also provides various loan products, such as one- to four-family residential real estate loans; construction-to-permanent loans; consumer loans comprising home equity loans and lines of credit, home improvement loans, vehicle loans, and loans secured by savings deposits; and commercial real estate loans that include various property types, which comprise hotels, office and retail buildings, senior housing facilities, and multi-family dwellings located in Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Colorado, Arkansas, California, Montana, and Arizona. In addition, the company offers mobile, telephone, and online banking services, as well as bill payment services; operates a call center; invests in various securities; and engages in the reinsurance and real estate businesses. It operates a network of 58 branches, including 48 traditional branches and 10 in-store branches located in 9 counties throughout Kansas and 3 counties in Missouri. The company serves the metropolitan areas of Topeka, Wichita, Lawrence, Manhattan, Emporia, and Salina, Kansas, as well as the metropolitan area of greater Kansas. Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas.

FFBW Company Profile

FFBW, Inc. is the holding company of First Federal Bank of Wisconsin (the Bank). First Federal Bank of Wisconsin is a federally chartered mutual savings bank. The Bank’s business consists primarily of taking deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations, in one-to four-family residential owner-occupied real estate loans, one-to four-family residential investor-owned real estate loans, multifamily loans and commercial real estate loans, and, to a lesser extent, commercial and industrial loans, commercial development loans and consumer loans. The Bank invests in various types of liquid assets, including the United States Treasury obligations, securities of various government-sponsored enterprises and municipal governments, deposits at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. At March 31, 2017, the Bank had total deposits of 180.5 million. At March 31, 2017, the Bank had net loans of 165,697 thousand.

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