Head to Head Comparison: BBX Capital (OTCMKTS:BBXTB) & Capitol Federal Financial (OTCMKTS:CFFN)

BBX Capital (OTCMKTS:BBXTB) and Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for BBX Capital and Capitol Federal Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BBX Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A
Capitol Federal Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

BBX Capital has a beta of 1.45, meaning that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Capitol Federal Financial has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares BBX Capital and Capitol Federal 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%
Capitol Federal Financial 26.94% 6.83% 0.99%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

75.3% of Capitol Federal Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 88.2% of BBX Capital shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Capitol Federal Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

BBX Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Capitol Federal Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BBX Capital and Capitol Federal Financial’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BBX Capital $961.79 million 0.43 $35.10 million N/A N/A
Capitol Federal Financial $343.93 million 5.34 $98.92 million N/A N/A

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

Summary

Capitol Federal Financial beats BBX Capital on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

BBX Capital Company Profile

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.

Capitol Federal Financial Company Profile

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. operates as the holding company for Capitol Federal Savings Bank that provides various retail banking products and services in the United States. The company accepts a range of deposit products, including savings accounts, money market accounts, interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing checking accounts, and certificates of deposits. It also provides various loan products, such as one- to four-family residential real estate loans; construction-to-permanent loans; consumer loans comprising home equity loans and lines of credit, home improvement loans, vehicle loans, and loans secured by savings deposits; and commercial real estate loans that include various property types, which comprise hotels, office and retail buildings, senior housing facilities, and multi-family dwellings located in Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Colorado, Arkansas, California, Montana, and Arizona. In addition, the company offers mobile, telephone, and online banking services, as well as bill payment services; operates a call center; invests in various securities; and engages in the reinsurance and real estate businesses. It operates a network of 58 branches, including 48 traditional branches and 10 in-store branches located in 9 counties throughout Kansas and 3 counties in Missouri. The company serves the metropolitan areas of Topeka, Wichita, Lawrence, Manhattan, Emporia, and Salina, Kansas, as well as the metropolitan area of greater Kansas. Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas.

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