Contrasting Friendly Hills Bancorp (OTCMKTS:FHLB) & Community Financial (NASDAQ:TCFC)

Friendly Hills Bancorp (OTCMKTS:FHLBGet Free Report) and Community Financial (NASDAQ:TCFCGet Free Report) are both small-cap financial services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Friendly Hills Bancorp and Community Financial, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Friendly Hills Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Community Financial 0 1 1 0 2.50

Community Financial has a consensus target price of $45.00, indicating a potential upside of 66.11%. Given Community Financial’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Community Financial is more favorable than Friendly Hills Bancorp.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Friendly Hills Bancorp and Community Financial’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Friendly Hills Bancorp $11.04 million 2.15 -$990,000.00 ($0.22) -25.91
Community Financial $82.52 million 1.86 $28.32 million $5.20 5.21

Community Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Friendly Hills Bancorp. Friendly Hills Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Community Financial, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Friendly Hills Bancorp has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Community Financial has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Friendly Hills Bancorp and Community Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Friendly Hills Bancorp -4.06% -2.05% -0.18%
Community Financial 29.65% 15.94% 1.26%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

37.8% of Community Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of Community Financial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Community Financial beats Friendly Hills Bancorp on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Friendly Hills Bancorp

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Friendly Hills Bancorp operates as a bank holding company for First Pacific Bank that provides various financial and banking products and services. It offers deposit products, including checking, savings, money market, NOW, sweep, and individual retirement accounts, as well as term certificates of deposit. The company also provides loan products, such as real estate construction, 1-4 family, commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, consumer, business expansion, small business administration, automobile, and personal loans, as well as machinery, technology solutions, commercial vehicle, and equipment financing; working capital and lines of credit; letters of credit; home equity lines of credit; truck financing solutions for independent owner operators and small fleet owners; business credit cards; and overdraft services. In addition, it offers business, cash and treasury management, insured cash sweep, remote deposit capture, automated clearing house, courier, wire transfer, Positive Pay, specialty, and online and mobile banking services; automated teller machines; and debit and credit cards. The company serves small and middle-market businesses, and individuals located primarily in the Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino County areas of California. It operates through full-service branches located in Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, Orange, Redlands, and San Diego, California. Friendly Hills Bancorp was founded in 2006 and is based in Whittier, California.

About Community Financial

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The Community Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Community Bank of the Chesapeake that provides commercial and retail banking services to individuals and businesses. The company offers demand, savings, money market, and time deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; and commercial real estate and other non-residential real estate, residential first mortgage, residential rental mortgage, construction and land development, home equity and second mortgage, and commercial equipment loans, as well as commercial loan products, including term loans, demand loans, and lines of credit; consumer loans, such as loans for automobiles, boats, recreational vehicles, and trucks, home improvement loans, secured and unsecured personal lines of credit, and credit card loans. It also provides safe deposit box, night depository, cash vault, automated clearinghouse transaction, wire transfer, automated teller machine (ATM), online and telephone banking, retail and business mobile banking, remote deposit capture, reciprocal deposit, merchant card, credit monitoring, investment, positive pay, payroll, account reconciliation, bill pay, credit card, and lockbox services. The company was formerly known as Tri-County Financial Corporation and changed its name to The Community Financial Corporation in October 2013. The Community Financial Corporation was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland.

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