HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ: HFBC) is one of 207 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare HopFed Bancorp to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HopFed Bancorp 10.26% 4.74% 0.46%
HopFed Bancorp Competitors 19.72% 8.36% 0.88%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for HopFed Bancorp and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HopFed Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
HopFed Bancorp Competitors 377 2895 2368 69 2.37

As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.80%. Given HopFed Bancorp’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe HopFed Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

HopFed Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. HopFed Bancorp pays out 29.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 35.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

HopFed Bancorp has a beta of 0.12, suggesting that its share price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HopFed Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.74, suggesting that their average share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares HopFed Bancorp and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
HopFed Bancorp $34.14 million N/A 21.36
HopFed Bancorp Competitors N/A N/A 25.87

HopFed Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.9% of HopFed Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of HopFed Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

HopFed Bancorp rivals beat HopFed Bancorp on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

HopFed Bancorp Company Profile

HopFed Bancorp, Inc. is a savings and loan holding company that operates through its subsidiary, Heritage Bank USA, Inc. (the Bank). The Bank is a Kentucky state chartered commercial bank based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, with branch offices in Kentucky and Tennessee. The business of the Bank primarily consists of attracting deposits from the general public and investing such deposits in loans secured by single family residential real estate and investment securities, including United States Government and agency securities, municipal and corporate bonds, collateralized mortgages obligations (CMOs), and mortgage-backed securities. The Bank also originates single-family residential/construction loans, and multi-family and commercial real estate loans, as well as loans secured by deposits, other consumer loans and commercial loans.

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