Contrasting Ohio Valley Banc (OVBC) and Allegiance Bancshares (ABTX)

April 14, 2019 0 By administrator

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.

Analyst Ratings

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 0 2 1 0 2.33

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.

Profitability

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%
Allegiance Bancshares 22.48% 9.55% 1.17%

Dividends

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.

Summary

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,…

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