Comparing Brunswick Bancorp (OTCMKTS:BRBW) & Union Bankshares (NASDAQ:UNB)

Brunswick Bancorp (OTCMKTS:BRBWGet Free Report) and Union Bankshares (NASDAQ:UNBGet Free Report) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brunswick Bancorp and Union Bankshares’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brunswick Bancorp $16.41 million 2.75 $3.85 million $1.21 13.22
Union Bankshares $67.01 million 1.71 $11.26 million $2.50 10.14

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

Profitability

This table compares Brunswick Bancorp and Union Bankshares’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brunswick Bancorp 20.13% N/A N/A
Union Bankshares 16.74% 19.09% 0.81%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.5% of Brunswick Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.8% of Union Bankshares shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Union Bankshares shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Brunswick Bancorp and Union Bankshares, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brunswick Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Union Bankshares 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

Brunswick Bancorp has a beta of 0.05, suggesting that its stock price is 95% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Union Bankshares has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Union Bankshares beats Brunswick Bancorp on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Brunswick Bancorp

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Brunswick Bancorp is a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of consumer and commercial banking services. It offers personal banking, checking, certificate of deposit accounts, business checking, equipment leasing, commercial mortgages, small business loans, construction loans, and merchant services. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in New Brunswick, NJ.

About Union Bankshares

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Union Bankshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Union Bank that provides retail, commercial, and municipal banking products and services in northern Vermont and New Hampshire. It offers retail depository services, such as personal checking, savings, money market, IRA/SEP/KEOGH, and health savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company also provides commercial real estate loans; commercial loans for plant and equipment, working capital, real estate renovation, and other business purposes to business owners and investors; small business administration guaranteed loans; home improvement loans and overdraft; and residential construction and mortgage loans. In addition, it offers online cash management services, including account reconciliation, credit card depository, automated clearing house origination, wire transfers, and night depository services; merchant credit card services for the deposit and immediate credit of sales drafts; remote deposit capture services; and online mortgage application services. Further, the company provides business checking accounts; standby letters of credit, bank checks or money orders, and safe deposit boxes; ATM services; debit cards; telephone, Internet, and mobile banking services; and asset management, fiduciary, and trust services. The company offers retail banking services to individuals; and commercial banking services to small and medium sized corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships, as well as nonprofit organizations, local municipalities, and school districts. Union Bankshares, Inc. was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Morrisville, Vermont.

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