Reviewing Ottawa Savings Bancorp (OTTW) and BBX Capital (BBXTB)

Ottawa Savings Bancorp (NASDAQ:OTTW) and BBX Capital (OTCMKTS:BBXTB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Ottawa Savings Bancorp and BBX Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ottawa Savings Bancorp 13.91% 3.64% 0.68%
BBX Capital 4.99% 7.82% 2.94%

Dividends

Ottawa Savings Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. BBX Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Ottawa Savings Bancorp and BBX Capital, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ottawa Savings Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
BBX Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

23.2% of Ottawa Savings Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 7.0% of Ottawa Savings Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 88.2% of BBX Capital shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Ottawa Savings Bancorp has a beta of 0.43, suggesting that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BBX Capital has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ottawa Savings Bancorp and BBX Capital’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ottawa Savings Bancorp $13.38 million 3.45 $1.99 million N/A N/A
BBX Capital $961.79 million 0.49 $35.10 million N/A N/A

BBX Capital has higher revenue and earnings than Ottawa Savings Bancorp.

Summary

BBX Capital beats Ottawa Savings Bancorp on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ottawa Savings Bancorp Company Profile

Ottawa Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Ottawa Savings Bank, a chartered savings bank that provides various financial services to individual and corporate customers in Illinois. The company offers various deposit accounts, including checking, money market, regular savings, club savings, certificate, and various retirement accounts. It also provides one-to-four family residential, multi-family and non-residential real estate, commercial, and construction loans; and consumer loans comprising auto, share, and personal unsecured loans, as well as home equity lines of credit. The company was formerly known as Ottawa Savings Bancorp, Inc. and changed its name to Ottawa Bancorp, Inc. in October 2016. Ottawa Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Illinois.

BBX Capital Company Profile

BBX Capital Corporation, formerly known as BFC Financial Corporation, is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments and acquisitions of middle market companies. The firm also invests in mergers and acquisition, add-on acquisitions, divestiture, taking public companies private and private companies public, leveraged buyout, partnership, recapitalization, and restructuring. It typically does not invest in industries or companies whose ultimate returns are event driven. The firm seeks to invest across a broad range of industries ranging from service to manufacturing businesses. The firm prefers to acquire controlling interests in its portfolio companies and can also consider minority investments. BFC Financial Corporation was founded in 1980 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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