Equitable Financial (OTCMKTS:EQFN – Get Rating) and Mid-Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:MSVB – Get Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
7.4% of Equitable Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.5% of Mid-Southern Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.3% of Equitable Financial shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of Mid-Southern Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Equitable Financial and Mid-Southern Bancorp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Equitable Financial||$22.78 million||1.49||$4.59 million||N/A||N/A|
|Mid-Southern Bancorp||$10.06 million||3.28||$1.88 million||$0.69||16.67|
This table compares Equitable Financial and Mid-Southern Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
Equitable Financial has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mid-Southern Bancorp has a beta of 0.14, indicating that its stock price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Equitable Financial and Mid-Southern Bancorp, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Equitable Financial beats Mid-Southern Bancorp on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Equitable Financial
Equitable Financial Corp. operates as a holding company. Through its subsidiary Equitable Bank, it provides personal and business banking, and wealth management. The firm operates through the following portfolio segments: Commercial, Agricultural, Residential Real Estate, and Other. Equitable Financial was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Grand Island, NE.
About Mid-Southern Bancorp
Mid-Southern Bancorp, Inc. is the savings and loan holding company of Mid-Southern Savings Bank, which it originates one-to-four family residential real estate mortgage loans inclusion home equity lines of credit, commerical, multifamily real estate, and construction loans. It also offers commerical business and other consumer loans. The company was founded on July 11, 2018 and is headquartered in Salem, IN.
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