AMB Financial (OTCMKTS:AMFC – Get Rating) and Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR – Get Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares AMB Financial and Magyar Bancorp’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Magyar Bancorp||$32.22 million||2.09||$7.92 million||$1.23||8.20|
Magyar Bancorp has higher revenue and earnings than AMB Financial.
This table compares AMB Financial and Magyar Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
AMB Financial has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Magyar Bancorp has a beta of 0.13, suggesting that its share price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings for AMB Financial and Magyar Bancorp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
1.2% of AMB Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.1% of Magyar Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. 37.7% of AMB Financial shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of Magyar Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Magyar Bancorp beats AMB Financial on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About AMB Financial
AMB Financial Corp. is a holding company of American Community Bank of Indiana, which engages in the provision of financial services. The firm offers personal and business banking. It is also involved in the business of attracting deposits from the general public and using such deposits to originate residential and commercial mortgage loans as well as other types of consumer and commercial loans. The company was founded on March 29, 1910 and is headquartered in St. John, IN.
About Magyar Bancorp
Magyar Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of financial services. It offers commercial and retail financial services, including the taking of time, savings and demand deposits, the making of commercial, consumer and home equity loans and the provision of other financial services. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in New Brunswick, NJ.
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