Comparing Guaranty Federal Bancshares (GFED) & Its Rivals

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ: GFED) is one of 308 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Guaranty Federal Bancshares to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Guaranty Federal Bancshares and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Guaranty Federal Bancshares 0 0 0 0 N/A
Guaranty Federal Bancshares Competitors 2125 8273 8348 329 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.90%. Given Guaranty Federal Bancshares’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Guaranty Federal Bancshares has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a beta of 0.53, meaning that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Guaranty Federal Bancshares’ rivals have a beta of 0.80, meaning that their average share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Guaranty Federal Bancshares and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Guaranty Federal Bancshares $30.26 million $5.59 million 15.21
Guaranty Federal Bancshares Competitors $5.49 billion $821.37 million 362.63

Guaranty Federal Bancshares’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Guaranty Federal Bancshares. Guaranty Federal Bancshares 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.

Dividends

Guaranty Federal Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Guaranty Federal Bancshares pays out 28.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 35.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Guaranty Federal Bancshares and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Guaranty Federal Bancshares 18.63% 8.65% 0.85%
Guaranty Federal Bancshares Competitors 18.49% 8.52% 0.94%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

25.4% of Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.6% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.5% of Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Guaranty Federal Bancshares rivals beat Guaranty Federal Bancshares on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares Company Profile

Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. is the savings and loan holding company for Guaranty Federal Savings Bank (the Bank). The Company operates through banking operation segment. The banking segment is engaged in the business of originating mortgage loans secured by one- to four-family residences, multi-family, construction, commercial and consumer loans. The Bank’s primary market areas are Greene and Christian Counties, which are in the southwestern corner of Missouri, and includes the cities of Springfield, Nixa and Ozark, and Missouri. The Bank’s loan portfolio consists of mortgage loans, including one- to four-family loans, multi-family loans, construction loans and commercial real estate loans; commercial business loans, and consumer loans. The Bank invests in mortgage-backed securities, the United States Government and federal agency securities, and other marketable securities. The Company owns Guaranty Statutory Trust I and Guaranty Statutory Trust II.

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