Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc (DE) (NASDAQ: ABCW) and Clifton Bancorp (NASDAQ:CSBK) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
62.7% of Clifton Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 6.3% of Clifton Bancorp 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.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc (DE) and Clifton Bancorp, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc (DE)||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Clifton Bancorp has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.78%. Given Clifton Bancorp’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Clifton Bancorp is more favorable than Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc (DE).
Clifton Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc (DE) does not pay a dividend. Clifton Bancorp pays out 109.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc (DE) and Clifton Bancorp’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc (DE)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Clifton Bancorp||$28.59 million||12.47||$4.74 million||$0.22||75.19|
Clifton Bancorp has higher revenue and earnings than Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc (DE).
This table compares Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc (DE) and Clifton Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc (DE)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Clifton Bancorp beats Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc (DE) on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Clifton Bancorp Company Profile
Clifton Bancorp Inc, formerly Clifton Savings Bancorp, Inc., is a savings and loan holding company that operates through its subsidiary, Clifton Savings Bank (Clifton Savings). Clifton Savings is a federally chartered savings bank. Clifton Savings operate as a community-oriented financial institution offering traditional financial services to consumers and businesses in the market area. It attracts deposits from the general public and uses those funds to originate one- to four-family, multi-family and commercial real estate, and consumer loans, which it holds for investment. Clifton Savings has one wholly owned subsidiary, Botany Inc., an investment company. In addition to the main office located in Passaic County, Clifton Savings operates 11 branch offices in Bergen and Passaic Counties, which, along with Essex, Morris, Hudson and Union Counties are its primary market area.
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