Head-To-Head Comparison: Malvern Bancorp (MLVF) vs. Its Competitors

Malvern Bancorp (NASDAQ: MLVF) is one of 95 publicly-traded companies in the “Federal savings institutions” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Malvern Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Malvern Bancorp and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Malvern Bancorp 0 1 0 0 2.00
Malvern Bancorp Competitors 727 1749 1365 100 2.21

Malvern Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.54%. As a group, “Federal savings institutions” companies have a potential upside of 8.33%. Given Malvern Bancorp’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Malvern Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Malvern Bancorp and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Malvern Bancorp $50.25 million $9.33 million 16.93
Malvern Bancorp Competitors $890.14 million $206.61 million 16.79

Malvern Bancorp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Malvern Bancorp. Malvern Bancorp is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.6% of Malvern Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.6% of shares of all “Federal savings institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Malvern Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.1% of shares of all “Federal savings institutions” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Malvern Bancorp has a beta of 0.48, suggesting that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Malvern Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.52, suggesting that their average stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Malvern Bancorp 19.47% 7.03% 0.79%
Malvern Bancorp Competitors 16.20% 5.91% 0.86%


Malvern Bancorp rivals beat Malvern Bancorp on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Malvern Bancorp

Malvern Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Malvern Bank that provides various banking products and services to consumer and business customers in Pennsylvania. The company accepts checking accounts, retirement accounts, money market accounts, time and savings accounts, interest and non-interest bearing accounts, NOW accounts, and CDARS/ICS reciprocal deposits. Its loan products include residential mortgage loans, such as one class and one-to four-family first lien residential mortgage loans; residential and commercial construction loans, and land loans; commercial loans, such as commercial real estate loans, multi-family real estate loans, industrial loans, and commercial business loans; and consumer loans comprising home equity lines of credit, second mortgage loans, and unsecured consumer lines of credit. The company also offers credit cards; wealth management and advisory services, such as liquidity management, investment, 401k accounts and planning, custody, lending, wealth planning, trust and fiduciary, family wealth advisory, and philanthropic advisory services; insurance services; and wire transfer, automated teller, Internet banking, ACH origination, telephone and mobile banking, safe deposit box, remote deposit capture banking, and mobile remote deposit capture banking services. As of September 30, 2018, the company owns and maintains its headquarters and six full-service financial centers; leases financial centers in Glen Mills and Villanova, Pennsylvania; private banking offices in Morristown, New Jersey and Palm Beach, Florida; and leases representative office in Montchanin, Delaware. Malvern Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1887 and is based in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

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