Community Financial (NASDAQ:TCFC – Get Free Report) and Friendly Hills Bancorp (OTCMKTS:FHLB – Get Free Report) are both small-cap financial services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.
Volatility and Risk
Community Financial has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Friendly Hills Bancorp has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Community Financial and Friendly Hills Bancorp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Community Financial||$82.52 million||1.86||$28.32 million||$5.20||5.21|
|Friendly Hills Bancorp||$11.04 million||1.99||-$990,000.00||($0.22)||-23.95|
This table compares Community Financial and Friendly Hills Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Friendly Hills Bancorp||-4.06%||-2.05%||-0.18%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Community Financial and Friendly Hills Bancorp, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Friendly Hills Bancorp||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Community Financial currently has a consensus target price of $45.00, indicating a potential upside of 66.11%. Given Community Financial’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Community Financial is more favorable than Friendly Hills Bancorp.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
37.8% of Community Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of Community Financial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Community Financial beats Friendly Hills Bancorp on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Community Financial
The Community Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Community Bank of the Chesapeake that provides commercial and retail banking services to individuals and businesses. The company offers demand, savings, money market, and time deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; and commercial real estate and other non-residential real estate, residential first mortgage, residential rental mortgage, construction and land development, home equity and second mortgage, and commercial equipment loans, as well as commercial loan products, including term loans, demand loans, and lines of credit; consumer loans, such as loans for automobiles, boats, recreational vehicles, and trucks, home improvement loans, secured and unsecured personal lines of credit, and credit card loans. It also provides safe deposit box, night depository, cash vault, automated clearinghouse transaction, wire transfer, automated teller machine (ATM), online and telephone banking, retail and business mobile banking, remote deposit capture, reciprocal deposit, merchant card, credit monitoring, investment, positive pay, payroll, account reconciliation, bill pay, credit card, and lockbox services. The company was formerly known as Tri-County Financial Corporation and changed its name to The Community Financial Corporation in October 2013. The Community Financial Corporation was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland.
About Friendly Hills Bancorp
Friendly Hills Bancorp operates as a bank holding company for First Pacific Bank that provides various financial and banking products and services. It offers deposit products, including checking, savings, money market, NOW, sweep, and individual retirement accounts, as well as term certificates of deposit. The company also provides loan products, such as real estate construction, 1-4 family, commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, consumer, business expansion, small business administration, automobile, and personal loans, as well as machinery, technology solutions, commercial vehicle, and equipment financing; working capital and lines of credit; letters of credit; home equity lines of credit; truck financing solutions for independent owner operators and small fleet owners; business credit cards; and overdraft services. In addition, it offers business, cash and treasury management, insured cash sweep, remote deposit capture, automated clearing house, courier, wire transfer, Positive Pay, specialty, and online and mobile banking services; automated teller machines; and debit and credit cards. The company serves small and middle-market businesses, and individuals located primarily in the Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino County areas of California. It operates through full-service branches located in Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, Orange, Redlands, and San Diego, California. Friendly Hills Bancorp was founded in 2006 and is based in Whittier, California.
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