Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) and FVCBANKCORP Inc/SH (OTCMKTS:FVCB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Blue Hills Bancorp and FVCBANKCORP Inc/SH, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Blue Hills Bancorp||0||2||1||0||2.33|
Blue Hills Bancorp presently has a consensus target price of $27.18, suggesting a potential upside of 13.72%. FVCBANKCORP Inc/SH has a consensus target price of $21.00, suggesting a potential upside of 21.74%. Given FVCBANKCORP Inc/SH’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe FVCBANKCORP Inc/SH is more favorable than Blue Hills Bancorp.
Blue Hills Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. FVCBANKCORP Inc/SH does not pay a dividend. Blue Hills Bancorp pays out 77.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Blue Hills Bancorp has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
54.0% of Blue Hills Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.2% of FVCBANKCORP Inc/SH shares are held by institutional investors. 6.6% of Blue Hills Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Blue Hills Bancorp and FVCBANKCORP Inc/SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Blue Hills Bancorp||20.98%||6.48%||0.94%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Blue Hills Bancorp and FVCBANKCORP Inc/SH’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Blue Hills Bancorp||$117.05 million||5.49||$24.56 million||$1.03||23.20|
Blue Hills Bancorp has higher revenue and earnings than FVCBANKCORP Inc/SH.
Blue Hills Bancorp beats FVCBANKCORP Inc/SH on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Blue Hills Bancorp Company Profile
Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Blue Hills Bank that provides financial services to individuals, families, small to mid-size businesses, government, and non-profit organizations in Massachusetts. The company accepts passbook and statement savings, money market, and commercial and regular checking accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and IRAs. It also offers 1-4 family residential mortgage, commercial real estate, commercial business, construction, and consumer loans, as well as home equity loans and lines of credit; and investment securities. At December 31, 2018, the company operated through a network of 11 full-service branch offices located in Boston, Dedham, Hyde Park, Milton, Nantucket, Norwood, West Roxbury, and Westwood, Massachusetts. Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts.
FVCBANKCORP Inc/SH Company Profile
FVCBankcorp, Inc. provides various banking products and services in Fairfax, Virginia. It offers various personal and business banking products and services, such as checking and savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, and health savings accounts. The company also provides business lines of credit, business automated overdraft lines of credit, business owner's guidance lines of credit, business loans, business construction loans, business loans for emerging residential builders, business mortgage loans, and business loans for professionals; commercial real estate lending, including office, retail, industrial, warehouse/flex space, non-profit, mini-storage facilities, multi-family, commercial construction, residential/multi-family construction, land acquisitions, and bridge loans; and automobile and personal loans, as well as overdraft lines of credit on various personal checking accounts. In addition, it offers credit cards and online banking services. Further, the company provides treasury management services comprising automated clearing house services, merchant services, zero balance and escrow accounts, and ACH positive authorization services; and government contractor banking services. Additionally, it offers life, disability, auto, homeowners coverage, building/property, business interruption, general liability, cybersecurity, employee health benefits, and contractor/builder bonds insurance products. FVCBankcorp, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.
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