Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ: SFBC) is one of 118 publicly-traded companies in the “Federal savings institutions” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Sound Financial Bancorp to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Sound Financial Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Sound Financial Bancorp pays out 16.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Federal savings institutions” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.6% and pay out 25.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Sound Financial Bancorp has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Sound Financial Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sound Financial Bancorp||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Sound Financial Bancorp Competitors||395||1666||1404||87||2.33|
As a group, “Federal savings institutions” companies have a potential upside of 1.94%. Given Sound Financial Bancorp’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sound Financial Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Volatility & Risk
Sound Financial Bancorp has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sound Financial Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.61, suggesting that their average stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Sound Financial Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sound Financial Bancorp||24.78%||12.17%||1.18%|
|Sound Financial Bancorp Competitors||19.72%||8.46%||0.96%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
44.3% of Sound Financial Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.8% of shares of all “Federal savings institutions” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.1% of Sound Financial Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.0% of shares of all “Federal savings institutions” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Sound Financial Bancorp and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sound Financial Bancorp||$42.38 million||$8.94 million||10.62|
|Sound Financial Bancorp Competitors||$833.66 million||$84.32 million||14.98|
Sound Financial Bancorp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Sound Financial Bancorp. Sound Financial Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Sound Financial Bancorp beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Sound Financial Bancorp Company Profile
Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of traditional banking and other financial services. It involves in attracting retail and commercial deposits from the general public and local governments and investing those funds, along with borrowed funds, in loans secured by first and second mortgages on one- to four-family residences, commercial and multifamily real estate, construction and land, consumer, and commercial business loans. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.
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