Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) and Bancorp 34 (OTCMKTS:BCTF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Volatility and Risk
Magyar Bancorp has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bancorp 34 has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Magyar Bancorp and Bancorp 34, as reported by MarketBeat.
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This table compares Magyar Bancorp and Bancorp 34’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider and Institutional Ownership
19.5% of Magyar Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.9% of Bancorp 34 shares are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of Magyar Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of Bancorp 34 shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Magyar Bancorp and Bancorp 34’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Magyar Bancorp||$28.64 million||2.71||$2.19 million||N/A||N/A|
|Bancorp 34||$19.97 million||1.94||$710,000.00||N/A||N/A|
Magyar Bancorp has higher revenue and earnings than Bancorp 34.
Bancorp 34 beats Magyar Bancorp on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Magyar Bancorp
Magyar Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Magyar Bank that provides various banking services in the United States. It accepts various deposit accounts, including demand, NOW, money market, savings, retirement, and certificates of deposit accounts. The company also offers residential mortgage loans; commercial real estate, commercial business, and construction loans; and consumer loans, which consist of home equity lines of credit and stock-secured demand loans. In addition, it provides non-deposit investment products and financial planning services, including insurance products, fixed and variable annuities, and retirement planning for individual and commercial customers; and buys, sells, and holds investment securities. The company has seven branch offices located in New Brunswick, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, Branchburg, Bridgewater, and Edison, New Jersey; and a loan product office located in Keyport, New Jersey. Magyar Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Magyar Bancorp, Inc. is a subsidiary of Magyar Bancorp, MHC.
About Bancorp 34
Bancorp 34, Inc. operates as the holding company for Bank 34 that offers various banking products and services to individuals and businesses in the United States. It accepts various deposit products, such as savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, demand deposits, NOW accounts, and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company also provides small business financing services; small business administration loans; owner-occupied real estate financing and long term financing services; working capital, equipment, and manufacturing loans; commercial real estate, multi-family, office, industrial, and construction loans, as well as financing for mobile home parks; personal and mortgage loans; and investor pools of single family rentals. In addition, it offers credit and debit cards; online cash management services; and merchant card processing and e-banking services. As of February 25, 2021, the company operated through a network of four full-service community bank branches, including one each in Otero and Dona Ana Counties, New Mexico; and two in Maricopa County, Arizona. Bancorp 34, Inc. was founded in 1934 and is based in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
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