Head-To-Head Contrast: FFW (OTCMKTS:FFWC) vs. Broadway Financial (NASDAQ:BYFC)

FFW (OTCMKTS:FFWCGet Rating) and Broadway Financial (NASDAQ:BYFCGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares FFW and Broadway Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FFW 26.91% N/A N/A
Broadway Financial 7.87% 1.97% 0.23%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FFW and Broadway Financial’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FFW $21.27 million 2.40 $5.72 million $5.14 8.80
Broadway Financial $27.97 million 2.86 -$4.05 million $0.04 26.26

FFW has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Broadway Financial. FFW is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Broadway Financial, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

15.1% of Broadway Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 17.0% of FFW shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of Broadway Financial shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for FFW and Broadway Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FFW 0 0 0 0 N/A
Broadway Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk and Volatility

FFW has a beta of 0.31, meaning that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Broadway Financial has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Broadway Financial beats FFW on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About FFW

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FFW Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Crossroads Bank that provides various banking products and services. The company offers checking and savings accounts, overdraft protection, consumer credit cards, and reorder checks. Its loan products include home equity, auto, RV, boat, motorcycle, and personal loans; mortgage loans; agricultural loans; commercial real estate equipment financing; revolving lines of credit and standby letters of credit; and equipment leasing, as well as commercial lending services. The company offers insurance products, such as auto, home and property, business, life and health, and specialty insurance; investment products and securities; and digital banking services. FFW Corporation was founded in 1920 and is based in Wabash, Indiana.

About Broadway Financial

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Broadway Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for City First Bank, National Association that provides various banking products and services in the United States. It accepts various deposit accounts, including savings accounts, checking accounts, NOW accounts, money market accounts, and fixed-term certificates of deposit. The company also offers mortgage loans, which are secured by multi-family residential properties; single family residential properties; and commercial real estate, including charter schools, community facilities, and churches, as well as commercial business, construction, and consumer loans. In addition, it invests in securities issued by federal government agencies, residential mortgage-backed securities, and other investments. The company operates through three branch offices. Broadway Financial Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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