First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) and Broadway Financial (NASDAQ:BYFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.
First Savings Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Broadway Financial does not pay a dividend.
This table compares First Savings Financial Group and Broadway Financial’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|First Savings Financial Group||$55.45 million||2.43||$10.90 million||N/A||N/A|
|Broadway Financial||$18.82 million||1.86||$1.86 million||N/A||N/A|
First Savings Financial Group has higher revenue and earnings than Broadway Financial.
Volatility & Risk
First Savings Financial Group has a beta of 0.26, meaning that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Broadway Financial has a beta of 0.77, meaning that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
24.6% of First Savings Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.7% of Broadway Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.7% of First Savings Financial Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of Broadway Financial shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for First Savings Financial Group and Broadway Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|First Savings Financial Group||0||0||1||0||3.00|
First Savings Financial Group currently has a consensus target price of $79.00, indicating a potential upside of 34.42%. Given First Savings Financial Group’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe First Savings Financial Group is more favorable than Broadway Financial.
This table compares First Savings Financial Group and Broadway Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|First Savings Financial Group||19.66%||12.67%||1.24%|
First Savings Financial Group beats Broadway Financial on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
First Savings Financial Group Company Profile
First Savings Financial Group, Inc. operates as the holding company for First Savings Bank that provides various banking services to individuals and business customers in southern Indiana. The company operates through Core Banking and SBA Lending segments. It accepts deposits, such as checking accounts, NOW and money market accounts, regular savings accounts, time deposits, and certificates of deposit. The company also provides loans, including one-to four-family residential real estate loans, multifamily loans, commercial real estate loans, commercial business loans, construction loans, land and land development loans, and multi-family real estate loans, as well as consumer loans comprising automobile loans, home equity lines of credit, unsecured loans, and loans secured by deposits. In addition, it holds and manages an investment securities portfolio; and provides reinsurance to other third-party insurance captives. First Savings Financial Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Clarksville, Indiana.
Broadway Financial Company Profile
Broadway Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Broadway Federal Bank, f.s.b. that engages in the savings and loan business in Southern California. It accepts various deposit products, such as savings accounts, checking accounts, NOW accounts, money market accounts, and fixed-term certificates of deposit. The company also provides loan products, including multi-family mortgage, single family mortgage, commercial real estate, church, construction, commercial, and consumer loans. In addition, it invests in securities issued by federal government agencies, residential mortgage-backed securities, and other investments. The company operates through three branch offices comprising two offices in Los Angeles and one in Inglewood, California. Broadway Financial Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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