Broadway Financial (NASDAQ:BYFC) and Mid-Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:MSVB) Head to Head Survey

Broadway Financial (NASDAQ:BYFCGet Rating) and Mid-Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:MSVBGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

Broadway Financial has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mid-Southern Bancorp has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Broadway Financial and Mid-Southern Bancorp’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Broadway Financial $27.97 million 2.74 -$4.05 million $0.04 25.13
Mid-Southern Bancorp $8.80 million 4.18 $1.61 million $0.68 18.87

Mid-Southern Bancorp has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Broadway Financial. Mid-Southern Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Broadway Financial, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Broadway Financial and Mid-Southern Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Broadway Financial 7.87% 2.00% 0.23%
Mid-Southern Bancorp 19.74% 4.93% 0.72%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

15.1% of Broadway Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.4% of Mid-Southern Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Broadway Financial shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of Mid-Southern Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Broadway Financial and Mid-Southern Bancorp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Broadway Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mid-Southern Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Mid-Southern Bancorp beats Broadway Financial on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Broadway Financial

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Broadway Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for City First Bank, National Association that provides various banking products and services in the United States. It accepts various deposit accounts, including savings accounts, checking accounts, NOW accounts, money market accounts, and fixed-term certificates of deposit. The company also offers mortgage loans, which are secured by multi-family residential properties; single family residential properties; and commercial real estate, including charter schools, community facilities, and churches, as well as commercial business, construction, and consumer loans. In addition, it invests in securities issued by federal government agencies, residential mortgage-backed securities, and other investments. The company operates through three branch offices. Broadway Financial Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

About Mid-Southern Bancorp

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Mid-Southern Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Mid-Southern Savings Bank, FSB that provides various banking products and services to individuals and business customers. It accepts various deposit products, including checking, savings, money market, and demand accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and term deposits. The company also offers loans secured by first mortgages on one- to four-family residences, including home equity loans and lines of credit; commercial and multifamily real estate loans; construction loans secured by single-family residences; commercial and multifamily real estate loans; land and lot loans; commercial business loans; consumer loans, including new and used manufactured homes, automobiles and truck, boats, and motorcycles and recreational vehicle loans; loans secured by savings deposits and other personal loans; and unsecured consumer loans. In addition, it holds and manages an investment securities portfolio. The company provides its products and services through its main office in Salem; and through its branch offices located in Mitchell and Orleans, Indiana, as well as through loan production offices located in New Albany, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Salem, Indiana.

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