Direct comparison: Finward Bancorp (OTCMKTS: FNWD) and Broadway Financial (NASDAQ: BYFC)
Finward Bancorp (OTCMKTS:FNWD – Get Rating) and Broadway Financial (NASDAQ:BYFC – Get Rating) are both small cap finance companies, but which company is better? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Finward Bancorp and Broadway Financial.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
11.7% of Finward Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 16.9% of Broadway Financial’s shares are held by institutional investors. 15.3% of Finward Bancorp shares are held by insiders. By comparison, 1.6% of Broadway Financial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, large fund managers, and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and benefits
This chart compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Finward Bancorp and Broadway Financial.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|Finward Bancorp||$66.60 million||2.43||$14.96 million||$3.55||10.63|
|Broadway Financial||$27.97 million||3.60||-$4.05 million||N / A||N / A|
Finward Bancorp has higher revenue and profit than Broadway Financial.
This is a summary of the current ratings and target prices for Finward Bancorp and Broadway Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
|Broadway Financial||0||0||0||0||N / A|
Finward Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $56.00, indicating a potential upside of 48.34%. Given Finward Bancorp’s likely higher upside, equity research analysts clearly believe that Finward Bancorp is more favorable than Broadway Financial.
Risk and Volatility
Finward Bancorp has a beta of 0.58, suggesting its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. By comparison, Broadway Financial has a beta of 0.93, suggesting its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Finward Bancorp beats Broadway Financial on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Finward Bancorp Company Profile (Get an assessment)
Finward Bancorp operates as a holding company for Peoples Bank which provides various banking products and services. The Company’s deposit products include interest-free and interest-bearing current accounts, savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, certificate accounts and retirement savings plans. Its lending product portfolio includes residential mortgages that allow borrowers to purchase existing homes, refinance existing homes or build new homes; construction loans mainly to individuals and contractors; commercial real estate loans; consumer loans to individuals for personal, household or family purposes; home equity line of credit; home improvement loans and equity loans; commercial business loans; government loans; and loans to municipalities. The company also offers estate and retirement planning services, guardianships, land trusts, profit sharing and 401(k) retirement plans, IRA and Keogh accounts and investment agency accounts, as well as the personal representative of the estates and acts as a fiduciary. for revocable and irrevocable trusts. In addition, it provides insurance and annuity investments to wealth management clients; owns real estate; and operates as a real estate investment trust. As of March 2, 2022, the company operated through 30 locations in Lake and Porter counties in northwestern Indiana and southern Chicagoland. The company was formerly known as NorthWest Indiana Bancorp and changed its name to Finward Bancorp in May 2021. Finward Bancorp was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Munster, Indiana.
Broadway Financial Company Profile (Get an assessment)
Broadway Financial Corporation operates as a holding company for City First Bank, National Association which provides various banking products and services in the United States. It accepts various deposit accounts, including savings accounts, checking accounts, NOW accounts, money market accounts, and fixed-term certificates of deposit. The company also offers mortgage loans, which are secured by multi-family residential properties; single-family residential properties; and commercial real estate, including charter schools, community facilities, and churches, as well as commercial businesses, construction, 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 branches. Broadway Financial Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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