Blue Valley Ban (OTCMKTS:BVBC) and First Hawaiian (NASDAQ:FHB) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
Risk and Volatility
Blue Valley Ban has a beta of 0.14, suggesting that its share price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Hawaiian has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Blue Valley Ban and First Hawaiian’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Blue Valley Ban||16.37%||N/A||N/A|
First Hawaiian pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Blue Valley Ban does not pay a dividend. First Hawaiian pays out 49.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Blue Valley Ban and First Hawaiian, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Blue Valley Ban||0||0||0||0||N/A|
First Hawaiian has a consensus target price of $26.33, indicating a potential downside of 7.63%.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Blue Valley Ban and First Hawaiian’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Blue Valley Ban||$35.19 million||0.00||$5.26 million||N/A||N/A|
|First Hawaiian||$825.04 million||4.53||$264.39 million||$2.09||13.64|
First Hawaiian has higher revenue and earnings than Blue Valley Ban.
First Hawaiian beats Blue Valley Ban on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Blue Valley Ban Company Profile
Blue Valley Ban Corp. operates as the holding company for Bank of Blue Valley that provides a range of banking services to consumer and commercial customers in Johnson County, Kansas. It accepts various deposit products, including time and demand deposits, checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, NOW accounts, and money market accounts; and provides commercial loans, commercial real estate loans, residential real estate loans, construction loans, home equity loans, working capital financing, and consumer loans, as well as lease financing. The company also offers wealth management services, including financial planning, private banking, trust, and investment services; debit and credit cards; and online and mobile banking services. It serves customers through five locations, including Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee, Leawood, and Lenexa. Blue Valley Ban Corp. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.
First Hawaiian Company Profile
First Hawaiian, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for First Hawaiian Bank that provides a range of banking services to consumer and commercial customers in the United States. It operates in three segments: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, and Treasury and Other. The company accepts various deposit products, including checking and savings accounts, and time deposit accounts. It also provides residential and commercial mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit, automobile loans and leases, personal lines of credit, installment loans, and small business loans and leases, commercial lease financing, and auto dealer financing. In addition, the company offers personal installment, credit card, individual investment and financial planning, insurance protection, trust and estate, private banking, retirement planning, treasury, and merchant processing services. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 60 branches Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, Kauai, Guam, and Saipan. The company was formerly known as BancWest Corporation and changed its name to First Hawaiian, Inc. in April 2016. The company was founded in 1858 and is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. First Hawaiian, Inc. is a subsidiary of BancWest Corporation.
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