Head-To-Head Review: Greene County Bancorp (NASDAQ:GCBC) and 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin (NASDAQ:BCOW)

Greene County Bancorp (NASDAQ:GCBC) and 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin (NASDAQ:BCOW) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Greene County Bancorp and 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Greene County Bancorp $54.67 million 4.35 $17.48 million N/A N/A
1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin $19.69 million 2.38 -$20,000.00 N/A N/A

Greene County Bancorp has higher revenue and earnings than 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

5.4% of Greene County Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.7% of 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.7% of Greene County Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Greene County Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Greene County Bancorp and 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Greene County Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Greene County Bancorp and 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Greene County Bancorp 31.98% 16.48% 1.42%
1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin -0.86% -0.37% -0.04%

Summary

Greene County Bancorp beats 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Greene County Bancorp Company Profile

Greene County Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company for The Bank of Greene County that provides various financial services. Its deposit products include savings, NOW accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit and non-interest bearing checking accounts, and individual retirement accounts. The company's loan portfolio consists of residential, construction and land, and multifamily mortgage loans; commercial real estate mortgage loans; consumer loans, such as loans on new and used automobiles, personal loans, and home equity loans, as well as other consumer installment loans, including passbook loans, unsecured home improvement loans, recreational vehicle loans, and deposit account overdrafts; and commercial loans. It operates a network of 14 full-service banking offices located in the Hudson Valley of New York. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Catskill, New York. Greene County Bancorp, Inc. is a subsidiary of Greene County Bancorp, MHC.

1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin Company Profile

1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin, Inc. operates as a holding company for PyraMax Bank, FSB that provides various financial services. The company accepts non-interest bearing checking, interest bearing checking, money market, statement and health savings, and NOW accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It also provides commercial real estate, land, and other loans; residential real estate loans, such as first mortgages and construction loans; and consumer loans comprising home equity and lines of credit, new and used automobile loans, boat loans, recreational vehicle loans, loans secured by certificates of deposit, and others, as well as one- to four-family residential real estate and multi-family loans. It operates a network of five full service banking offices in Milwaukee County, two full service banking offices in Waukesha County, and one full service banking office in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1895 and is based in Greenfield, Wisconsin. 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin, Inc. is a subsidiary of 1895 Bancorp of Wisconsin, MHC.

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