Analyzing Broadway Financial (BYFC) & First Advantage Bancorp (FABK)

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

Volatility & Risk

Broadway Financial has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Advantage Bancorp has a beta of 0.37, suggesting that its stock price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Broadway Financial and First Advantage Bancorp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Broadway Financial $18.82 million 2.03 $1.86 million N/A N/A
First Advantage Bancorp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Broadway Financial has higher revenue and earnings than First Advantage Bancorp.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Broadway Financial and First Advantage Bancorp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Broadway Financial 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 2.2%. Broadway Financial does not pay a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

7.7% of Broadway Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of First Advantage Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of Broadway Financial shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of First Advantage Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Broadway Financial 0.87% 1.39% 0.16%
First Advantage Bancorp N/A N/A N/A

Summary

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

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.

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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