Southern National Banc. of Virginia (NASDAQ: SONA) and Bank Of Princeton (NASDAQ:BPRN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Southern National Banc. of Virginia pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Bank Of Princeton does not pay a dividend. Southern National Banc. of Virginia pays out 400.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
68.1% of Southern National Banc. of Virginia shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.3% of Bank Of Princeton shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.6% of Southern National Banc. of Virginia shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Southern National Banc. of Virginia and Bank Of Princeton’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Southern National Banc. of Virginia||$89.00 million||4.27||$2.42 million||$0.08||198.00|
|Bank Of Princeton||$50.80 million||4.05||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Southern National Banc. of Virginia has higher revenue and earnings than Bank Of Princeton.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Southern National Banc. of Virginia and Bank Of Princeton, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Southern National Banc. of Virginia||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Bank Of Princeton||0||1||3||0||2.75|
Bank Of Princeton has a consensus price target of $36.50, indicating a potential upside of 5.80%. Given Bank Of Princeton’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Bank Of Princeton is more favorable than Southern National Banc. of Virginia.
This table compares Southern National Banc. of Virginia and Bank Of Princeton’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Southern National Banc. of Virginia||2.72%||5.97%||0.73%|
|Bank Of Princeton||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Southern National Banc. of Virginia beats Bank Of Princeton on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Southern National Banc. of Virginia Company Profile
Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. (Southern National) is the bank holding company for Sonabank (Sonabank). The Company’s principal business is the acquisition of deposits from the general public through its branch offices and deposit intermediaries, as well as the use of these deposits to fund its loan and investment portfolios. Sonabank is a Virginia state chartered bank. Sonabank provides a range of financial services to individuals, and small and medium sized businesses. The Company focuses on making loans secured primarily by commercial real estate and other types of secured and unsecured commercial loans to small and medium-sized businesses in various industries, as well as loans to individuals for a variety of purposes. It focuses on serving small to medium-sized businesses in its market with a range of services, including an array of commercial mortgage and non-mortgage loans.
Bank Of Princeton Company Profile
The Bank Of Princeton, headquartered in New Jersey, the United States, operates as a bank.
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