Comparing Timberland Bancorp (NASDAQ:TSBK) and 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin (NASDAQ:BCOW)

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

Dividends

Timberland Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin does not pay a dividend. Timberland Bancorp has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Timberland Bancorp 33.07% 14.20% 1.80%
1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Timberland Bancorp $54.38 million 4.29 $16.72 million N/A N/A
1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin $19.69 million 2.33 -$20,000.00 N/A N/A

Timberland Bancorp has higher revenue and earnings than 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Timberland Bancorp and 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

54.2% of Timberland Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.6% of 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin shares are held by institutional investors. 7.1% of Timberland Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Timberland Bancorp beats 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Timberland Bancorp

Timberland Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Timberland Bank that provides various banking services in Washington. It offers various deposit products, including money market deposit accounts, checking accounts, regular savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. The company also provides one-to four-family residential, multi-family, commercial real estate, construction, custom and owner/builder construction, speculative one- to four-family construction, commercial construction, multi-family construction, land development construction, and land loans. In addition, it offers consumer loans comprising home equity lines of credit and second mortgage loans; and automobile loans, boat loans, motorcycle loans, recreational vehicle loans, savings account loans, and unsecured loans, as well as commercial business loans. The company operates 22 branches located in Grays Harbor, Pierce, Thurston, Kitsap, King, and Lewis counties in Washington. As of September 30, 2018, it operated 22 proprietary ATMs. Timberland Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1915 and is based in Hoquiam, Washington.

About 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin

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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