Comparing First Northwest Bancorp (FNWB) and Its Rivals

First Northwest Bancorp (NASDAQ: FNWB) is one of 35 public companies in the “Savings institutions, except federal” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare First Northwest Bancorp to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

First Northwest Bancorp has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Northwest Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares First Northwest Bancorp and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
First Northwest Bancorp $67.53 million $10.34 million 15.72
First Northwest Bancorp Competitors $151.44 million $16.22 million 19.42

First Northwest Bancorp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than First Northwest Bancorp. First Northwest Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for First Northwest Bancorp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Northwest Bancorp 0 1 0 0 2.00
First Northwest Bancorp Competitors 111 422 247 15 2.21

First Northwest Bancorp currently has a consensus price target of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 15.67%. As a group, “Savings institutions, except federal” companies have a potential downside of 5.05%. Given First Northwest Bancorp’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe First Northwest Bancorp is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

First Northwest Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. First Northwest Bancorp pays out 21.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Savings institutions, except federal” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.4% and pay out 28.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. First Northwest Bancorp has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

51.6% of First Northwest Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.3% of shares of all “Savings institutions, except federal” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.6% of First Northwest Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Savings institutions, except federal” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares First Northwest Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Northwest Bancorp 18.63% 7.38% 0.81%
First Northwest Bancorp Competitors 23.77% 9.57% 1.02%

Summary

First Northwest Bancorp competitors beat First Northwest Bancorp on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About First Northwest Bancorp

First Northwest Bancorp (Washington) is a bank holding company. It engages in the provision of commercial, mortgage, and lending activities and investment. Its offerings include saving account, certificate of deposits, money market, credit card, fixed rate loans, mortgages, mutual funds, insurances and education savings account. The company was founded on August 14, 2012 and is headquartered in Port Angeles, WA.

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