Head to Head Survey: BBX Capital (OTCMKTS:BBXTB) & Axos Financial (OTCMKTS:AX)

BBX Capital (OTCMKTS:BBXTB) and Axos Financial (NYSE:AX) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for BBX Capital and Axos Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BBX Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A
Axos Financial 0 1 3 1 3.00

Axos Financial has a consensus target price of $38.80, indicating a potential upside of 47.70%. Given Axos Financial’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Axos Financial is more favorable than BBX Capital.

Dividends

BBX Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Axos Financial does not pay a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

72.8% of Axos Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 88.2% of BBX Capital shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.5% of Axos Financial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

BBX Capital has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Axos Financial has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares BBX Capital and Axos Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BBX Capital 4.99% 7.82% 2.94%
Axos Financial 24.48% 16.76% 1.67%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares BBX Capital and Axos Financial’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BBX Capital $961.79 million 0.44 $35.10 million N/A N/A
Axos Financial $546.02 million 2.95 $152.41 million $2.48 10.59

Axos Financial has lower revenue, but higher earnings than BBX Capital.

Summary

Axos Financial beats BBX Capital on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BBX Capital

BBX Capital Corporation, formerly known as BFC Financial Corporation, is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments and acquisitions of middle market companies. The firm also invests in mergers and acquisition, add-on acquisitions, divestiture, taking public companies private and private companies public, leveraged buyout, partnership, recapitalization, and restructuring. It typically does not invest in industries or companies whose ultimate returns are event driven. The firm seeks to invest across a broad range of industries ranging from service to manufacturing businesses. The firm prefers to acquire controlling interests in its portfolio companies and can also consider minority investments. BFC Financial Corporation was founded in 1980 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

About Axos Financial

Axos Financial, Inc. operates as the holding company for BofI Federal Bank that provides consumer and business banking products in the United States. The company offers deposits products, including consumer and business checking, demand, savings, and time deposit accounts. It also provides single family and multifamily mortgage secured lending products; commercial real estate secured and commercial lending products; specialty finance factoring products; prime loans to customers secured by new and used automobiles; and term unsecured personal loans to individual borrowers, as well as overdraft lines of credit. In addition, the company offers prepaid card and refund transfer, debit card or ATM card, portfolio management, online bill payment, money transfer, overdraft protection, online and mobile banking, and text message banking services. The company was formerly known as BofI Holding, Inc. and changed its name to Axos Financial, Inc. in September 2018. Axos Financial, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is based in San Diego, California.

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