Bancorp 34 (NASDAQ:BCTF) and First Advantage Bancorp (OTCMKTS:FABK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Bancorp 34 and First Advantage Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bancorp 34 0.93% 0.62% 0.08%
First Advantage Bancorp N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

14.1% of Bancorp 34 shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Bancorp 34 shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of First Advantage Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Bancorp 34 has a beta of 1.15, indicating that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Advantage Bancorp has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Bancorp 34 and First Advantage Bancorp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bancorp 34 0 0 0 0 N/A
First Advantage Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

First Advantage Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Bancorp 34 does not pay a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bancorp 34 and First Advantage Bancorp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bancorp 34 $27.87 million 1.88 $360,000.00 N/A N/A
First Advantage Bancorp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Bancorp 34 has higher revenue and earnings than First Advantage Bancorp.

Summary

Bancorp 34 beats First Advantage Bancorp on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bancorp 34 Company Profile

Bancorp 34, Inc. operates as the holding company for Bank 34 that offers various banking services to individuals and businesses in the United States. It accepts various deposit products, such as savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, demand deposits, NOW accounts, and certificates of deposit, as well as commercial checking accounts and related services, including online cash management. The company also originates residential real estate loans, including multi-family residential real estate loans, as well as commercial real estate loans, such as construction, commercial, and industrial loans; and consumer and other loans. It operates 4 full-service banking centers, including 1 each in Otero and Dona Ana Counties, New Mexico; and 2 in Maricopa County, Arizona, as well as 10 loan production offices in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Washington, and Oregon. Bancorp 34, Inc. was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

First Advantage Bancorp Company Profile

First Advantage Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for First Advantage Bank that provides various banking and financial services to individual and corporate customers. The company offers checking accounts; and various savings accounts, including basic savings, high interest savings, money market, individual retirement accounts, and health savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It also provides commercial financing, commercial real estate loans, and small business administration financing; mortgage loans, and home equity loans and lines of credit; and treasury management services, which include remote deposit capture, automated clearing house, sweep services, courier and virtual vault services, lockbox services, positive pay services, payroll and employee benefit services, and merchant services, as well as bill pay, online banking, and mobile banking services. In addition, the company offers various investment products. It serves its customers in Clarksville, Nashville, Franklin, and Knoxville, Tennessee. First Advantage Bancorp was founded in 1953 and is based in Clarksville, Tennessee.

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