Oconee Federal Financial (NASDAQ:OFED) and Equitable Financial (OTCMKTS:EQFN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Oconee Federal Financial and Equitable Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Oconee Federal Financial||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Oconee Federal Financial and Equitable Financial’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Oconee Federal Financial||$20.54 million||6.17||$3.72 million||N/A||N/A|
|Equitable Financial||$17.48 million||1.93||$1.57 million||N/A||N/A|
Oconee Federal Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Equitable Financial.
This table compares Oconee Federal Financial and Equitable Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Oconee Federal Financial||18.22%||4.33%||0.73%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
3.5% of Oconee Federal Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.2% of Equitable Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.5% of Oconee Federal Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of Equitable Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Oconee Federal Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Equitable Financial does not pay a dividend.
Volatility and Risk
Oconee Federal Financial has a beta of 0.15, meaning that its stock price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Equitable Financial has a beta of 0.16, meaning that its stock price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Oconee Federal Financial beats Equitable Financial on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Oconee Federal Financial
Oconee Federal Financial Corp. operates as a holding company for Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association that provides various banking products and services in the Oconee County area of northwestern South Carolina and the northeast area of Georgia. The company's deposit products include demand, NOW, money market, savings, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises one-to-four family residential mortgage loans; home equity loans and lines of credit; nonresidential real estate loans; construction and land loans; commercial and industrial loans; agricultural loans; and consumer loans. Oconee Federal Financial Corp. operates through its executive office and seven branch offices located in Oconee County, South Carolina; Stephens County, Georgia; and Rabun County, Georgia. The company was founded in 1924 and is based in Seneca, South Carolina. Oconee Federal Financial Corp. is a subsidiary of Oconee Federal, MHC.
About Equitable Financial
Equitable Financial Corp. operates as the holding company for Equitable Bank that provides various banking products and services in Nebraska, the United States. It offers deposit products, including checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company's lending products include commercial lines of credit and term loans, commercial real estate loans, agricultural operating loans, agricultural real estate loans, and one-to four-family residential real estate loans, as well as home equity loans, construction and land loans, and consumer loans. It also offers retail brokerage services under the Equitable Wealth Management name; and invests in securities. Equitable Financial Corp. operates through its main office in Grand Island, Nebraska; one full-service branch in each of Grand Island, North Platte, and Omaha, Nebraska; and one additional limited service branch in Grand Island. The company was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska. Equitable Financial Corp. is a subsidiary of Equitable Financial MHC.
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