Ohio Valley Banc (NASDAQ:OVBC) and Allegiance Bancshares (NASDAQ:ABTX) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Ohio Valley Banc and Allegiance Bancshares, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Ohio Valley Banc||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Allegiance Bancshares has a consensus price target of $39.42, indicating a potential upside of 6.97%. Given Allegiance Bancshares’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Allegiance Bancshares is more favorable than Ohio Valley Banc.
Volatility & Risk
Ohio Valley Banc has a beta of 0.22, indicating that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allegiance Bancshares has a beta of 1.57, indicating that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Ohio Valley Banc and Allegiance Bancshares’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ohio Valley Banc||$58.13 million||3.06||$11.94 million||N/A||N/A|
|Allegiance Bancshares||$165.94 million||4.81||$37.31 million||$2.52||14.62|
Allegiance Bancshares has higher revenue and earnings than Ohio Valley Banc.
This table compares Ohio Valley Banc and Allegiance Bancshares’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Ohio Valley Banc||20.55%||10.47%||1.14%|
Ohio Valley Banc pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Allegiance Bancshares does not pay a dividend.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
18.2% of Ohio Valley Banc shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.2% of Allegiance Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.1% of Ohio Valley Banc shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.2% of Allegiance Bancshares shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Allegiance Bancshares beats Ohio Valley Banc on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Ohio Valley Banc Company Profile
Ohio Valley Banc Corp. operates as the bank holding company for The Ohio Valley Bank Company that provides commercial and consumer banking products and services. The company operates in two segments, Banking and Consumer Finance. It accepts various deposit products, including checking, savings, time, and money market accounts, as well as individual retirement accounts,…