Contrasting 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin (NASDAQ:BCOW) & WVS Financial (NASDAQ:WVFC)

WVS Financial (NASDAQ:WVFC) and 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin (NASDAQ:BCOW) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares WVS Financial and 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WVS Financial 22.50% 8.04% 0.80%
1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin 0.07% 0.03% N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

26.8% of WVS Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.8% of 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin shares are held by institutional investors. 12.5% of WVS Financial shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for WVS Financial and 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WVS Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A
1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares WVS Financial and 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
WVS Financial $12.47 million 2.49 $2.80 million N/A N/A
1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin $19.69 million 2.54 -$20,000.00 N/A N/A

WVS Financial has higher earnings, but lower revenue than 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin.

Dividends

WVS Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin does not pay a dividend.

Summary

WVS Financial beats 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

WVS Financial Company Profile

WVS Financial Corp. operates as the bank holding company for West View Savings Bank that provides various banking products and services to residents and businesses. The company offers deposit products, including regular savings accounts, demand accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, money market deposit accounts, and certificates of deposit, as well as individual retirement account certificates. It also provides single-family and multi-family residential real estate loans; commercial real estate loans; construction loans; land acquisition and development loans; commercial loans comprising loans secured by accounts receivable, marketable investment securities, business inventory and equipment, and related collaterals; and consumer loans, such as home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, loans secured by deposit accounts, and personal and education loans. The company operates six offices in the North Hills suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. WVS Financial Corp. was founded in 1993 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin Company Profile

1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin, Inc. operates as a holding company for PyraMax Bank, FSB that provides various financial services. The company accepts non-interest bearing checking, interest bearing checking, money market, statement and health savings, and NOW accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It also provides commercial real estate, land, and other loans; residential real estate loans, such as first mortgages and construction loans; and consumer loans comprising home equity and lines of credit, new and used automobile loans, boat loans, recreational vehicle loans, loans secured by certificates of deposit, and others, as well as one- to four-family residential real estate and multi-family loans. It operates a network of five full service banking offices in Milwaukee County, two full service banking offices in Waukesha County, and one full service banking office in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1895 and is based in Greenfield, Wisconsin. 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin, Inc. is a subsidiary of 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin, MHC.

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