Head-To-Head Survey: Catalyst Bancorp (CLST) vs. The Competition

Catalyst Bancorp (NASDAQ:CLSTGet Rating) is one of 117 publicly-traded companies in the “Federal savings institutions” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Catalyst Bancorp to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Catalyst Bancorp $10.32 million $1.93 million 422.47
Catalyst Bancorp Competitors $795.48 million $220.95 million 14.07

Catalyst Bancorp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Catalyst Bancorp. Catalyst 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Catalyst Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Catalyst Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Catalyst Bancorp Competitors 219 1430 1188 52 2.37

As a group, “Federal savings institutions” companies have a potential upside of 15.42%. Given Catalyst Bancorp’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Catalyst Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Catalyst Bancorp 1.23% 0.12% 0.04%
Catalyst Bancorp Competitors 18.69% 7.95% 0.86%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

14.3% of Catalyst Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.6% of shares of all “Federal savings institutions” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of Catalyst Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of shares of all “Federal savings institutions” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Catalyst Bancorp rivals beat Catalyst Bancorp on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

About Catalyst Bancorp

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Catalyst Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company for Catalyst Bank that provides commercial and retail banking products. The company accepts various deposit products, including savings accounts, demand and NOW accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit. It also offers single-family residential first mortgage loans, commercial real estate mortgage loans, multi-family residential mortgage loans, commercial and industrial loans, construction and land loans, consumer loans, and other loans. In addition, the company invests in various types of securities comprising mortgage-backed securities, the U.S. treasury obligations, securities of various federal agencies and of state and municipal governments, certificates of deposit at federally insured banks and savings institutions, and federal funds. It operates through six full-service branches located in Carencro, Eunice, Lafayette, Opelousas, and Port Barre. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Opelousas, Louisiana.

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