Severn Bancorp (NASDAQ:SVBI) and BOK Financial (NASDAQ:BOKF) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Severn Bancorp and BOK Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Severn Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. BOK Financial pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. BOK Financial pays out 29.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Severn Bancorp and BOK Financial’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Severn Bancorp||$46.44 million||2.27||$8.57 million||N/A||N/A|
|BOK Financial||$1.85 billion||3.17||$445.65 million||$6.78||12.19|
BOK Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Severn Bancorp.
Risk & Volatility
Severn Bancorp has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BOK Financial has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Severn Bancorp and BOK Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
19.0% of Severn Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.0% of BOK Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 17.4% of Severn Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 54.9% of BOK Financial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
BOK Financial beats Severn Bancorp on 13 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Severn Bancorp Company Profile
Severn Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Severn Savings Bank, FSB that provides a range of personal and commercial banking products and services in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. The company's deposit products include checking, savings, money market, time deposit, and individual retirement accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises residential mortgage loans; commercial real estate loans; construction and land acquisition, and development loans for the construction of one-to-four family dwellings; commercial construction loans; land loans; residential lot loans; business and commercial loans; and home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, and other consumer loans. The company also offers cash management, ATM, credit and debit card, safe deposit box, Internet and telephone banking, and other products and services. In addition, it provides commercial real estate brokerage and property management services, as well as acquires real estate for syndication and investment purposes. The company operates through five branches in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Severn Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland.
BOK Financial Company Profile
BOK Financial Corporation operates as the financial holding company for BOKF, NA that provides various financial products and services in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Northwest Arkansas, Colorado, Arizona, and Kansas/Missouri. It operates through three segments: Commercial Banking, Consumer Banking, and Wealth Management. The Commercial Banking segment offers lending, treasury, and cash management services, as well as customer risk management products for small businesses, middle market, and larger commercial customers. This segment also operates TransFund electronic funds network. The Consumer Banking segment provides lending and deposit services to small business customers through the retail branch network; and mortgage banking services. The Wealth Management segment offers fiduciary, private banking, and investment advisory services; and brokerage and trading services, as well as underwrites state and municipal securities. The company also provides commercial loans, such as loans for working capital, facilities acquisition or expansion, purchases of equipment, and other needs of commercial customers; and service, healthcare, wholesale/retail sector, and energy sector loans. In addition, it offers commercial real estate loans for the construction of buildings or other enhancements to real estate and property held by borrowers for investment purposes; and residential mortgage, personal, and home equity loans. Further, the company provides automated teller machine (ATM), call center, and Internet and mobile banking services. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 2,426 TransFund ATM locations. BOK Financial Corporation was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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