Critical Contrast: Northeast Community Bancorp (NECB) vs. The Competition

Northeast Community Bancorp (OTCMKTS:NECBGet Rating) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Savings institutions, except federal” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Northeast Community Bancorp to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

Northeast Community Bancorp has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Northeast Community Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.69, meaning that their average share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Northeast Community Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Northeast Community Bancorp pays out 27.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Savings institutions, except federal” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 16.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Northeast Community Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Northeast Community Bancorp 23.74% 5.38% 1.05%
Northeast Community Bancorp Competitors 19.33% 7.60% 0.81%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Northeast Community Bancorp and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Northeast Community Bancorp $50.76 million $11.90 million 12.56
Northeast Community Bancorp Competitors $139.52 million $38.84 million -0.16

Northeast Community Bancorp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Northeast Community Bancorp. Northeast Community Bancorp is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

30.1% of Northeast Community Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.7% of shares of all “Savings institutions, except federal” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Northeast Community Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of shares of all “Savings institutions, except federal” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Northeast Community Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Northeast Community Bancorp 0 0 1 0 3.00
Northeast Community Bancorp Competitors 128 472 309 17 2.23

Northeast Community Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $12.50, indicating a potential upside of 15.74%. As a group, “Savings institutions, except federal” companies have a potential upside of 8.07%. Given Northeast Community Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Northeast Community Bancorp is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Northeast Community Bancorp rivals beat Northeast Community Bancorp on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Northeast Community Bancorp (Get Rating)

Northeast Community Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for NorthEast Community Bank that provides financial services for individuals and businesses. It accepts various deposit instruments, including checking accounts, money market accounts, regular savings accounts, and non-interest bearing demand accounts. The company also offers construction, commercial and industrial, multifamily and mixed-use real estate, non-residential real estate loans, and consumer loans. In addition, it invests in various types of liquid assets, including U.S. Treasury obligations, municipal securities, deposits at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, and certificates of deposit of federally insured institutions, as well as securities of various federal agencies, and of state and municipal governments. Further, the company offers investment advisory and financial planning services; and life insurance products and fixed-rate annuities. It operates seven full-service branches in New York and three full-service branches in Massachusetts; and loan production offices in White Plains and New City, New York, as well as Danvers, Massachusetts. The company was founded in 1934 and is based in White Plains, New York.

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