BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (NASDAQ: BCBP) is one of 200 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and risk.

Volatility & Risk

BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) has a beta of 0.43, indicating that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ)’s competitors have a beta of 0.74, indicating that their average stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) 14.19% 9.04% 0.65%
BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) Competitors 20.49% 8.73% 0.93%

Dividends

BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) pays out 58.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

18.2% of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.0% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.8% of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) 0 0 2 0 3.00
BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) Competitors 360 2857 2309 68 2.37

BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) currently has a consensus price target of $14.50, indicating a potential upside of 2.11%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 7.40%. Given BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ)’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) $77.48 million $8.00 million 14.79
BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) Competitors $343.95 million $72.96 million 21.24

BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ)’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ). BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) competitors beat BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ)

BCB Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company parent of BCB Community Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a community-oriented financial institution. Its business is to offer Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)-insured deposit products and to invest funds held in deposit accounts at the Bank, together with funds generated from operations, in loans and investment securities. It offers loans, including commercial and multi-family real estate loans, one- to four-family mortgage loans, home equity loans, construction loans, consumer loans and commercial business loans; FDIC-insured deposit products, such as savings and club accounts, interest and non-interest bearing demand accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts, and retail and commercial banking services, including wire transfers, money orders, safe deposit boxes, a night depository, debit cards, online banking, gift cards, fraud detection and automated teller services.

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