Analyzing Sound Financial Bancorp (SFBC) & Its Rivals

Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ: SFBC) is one of 118 publicly-traded companies in the “Federal savings institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Sound Financial Bancorp to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Sound Financial Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sound Financial Bancorp 24.78% 12.17% 1.18%
Sound Financial Bancorp Competitors 19.72% 8.46% 0.96%

Risk & Volatility

Sound Financial Bancorp has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sound Financial Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.61, suggesting that their average stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sound Financial Bancorp and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sound Financial Bancorp $42.38 million $8.94 million 10.62
Sound Financial Bancorp Competitors $833.66 million $84.32 million 14.98

Sound Financial Bancorp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Sound Financial Bancorp. Sound Financial Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Sound Financial Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sound Financial Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sound Financial Bancorp Competitors 395 1666 1404 87 2.33

As a group, “Federal savings institutions” companies have a potential upside of 1.94%. Given Sound Financial Bancorp’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sound Financial Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

44.3% of Sound Financial Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.8% of shares of all “Federal savings institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.1% of Sound Financial Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.0% of shares of all “Federal savings institutions” companies 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.

Dividends

Sound Financial Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Sound Financial Bancorp pays out 16.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Federal savings institutions” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.6% and pay out 25.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Sound Financial Bancorp has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Summary

Sound Financial Bancorp beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Sound Financial Bancorp

Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of traditional banking and other financial services. It involves in attracting retail and commercial deposits from the general public and local governments and investing those funds, along with borrowed funds, in loans secured by first and second mortgages on one- to four-family residences, commercial and multifamily real estate, construction and land, consumer, and commercial business loans. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

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