Ottawa Savings Bancorp (NASDAQ:OTTW) and BBX Capital (NASDAQ:BBXTB) Financial Survey

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Ottawa Savings Bancorp (NASDAQ:OTTW) and BBX Capital (OTCMKTS:BBXTB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Ottawa Savings Bancorp and BBX Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ottawa Savings Bancorp 13.91% 3.63% 0.68%
BBX Capital 4.99% 7.82% 2.94%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

24.3% of Ottawa Savings Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 7.0% of Ottawa Savings Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 88.2% of BBX Capital shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Ottawa Savings Bancorp has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BBX Capital has a beta of 1.52, indicating that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Ottawa Savings Bancorp and BBX Capital, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ottawa Savings Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
BBX Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Ottawa Savings Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. BBX Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ottawa Savings Bancorp and BBX Capital’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ottawa Savings Bancorp $13.38 million 3.25 $1.99 million N/A N/A
BBX Capital $961.79 million 0.42 $35.10 million N/A N/A

BBX Capital has higher revenue and earnings than Ottawa Savings Bancorp.

Summary

BBX Capital beats Ottawa Savings Bancorp on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ottawa Savings Bancorp

Ottawa Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Ottawa Savings Bank, a chartered savings bank that provides various financial services to individual and corporate customers in Illinois. The company offers various deposit accounts, including checking, money market, regular savings, club savings, certificate, and various retirement accounts. It also provides one-to-four family residential, multi-family and non-residential real estate, commercial, and construction loans; and consumer loans comprising auto, share, and personal unsecured loans, as well as home equity lines of credit. The company was formerly known as Ottawa Savings Bancorp, Inc. and changed its name to Ottawa Bancorp, Inc. in October 2016. Ottawa Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Illinois.

About BBX Capital

BBX Capital Corporation, formerly known as BFC Financial Corporation, is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments and acquisitions of middle market companies. The firm also invests in mergers and acquisition, add-on acquisitions, divestiture, taking public companies private and private companies public, leveraged buyout, partnership, recapitalization, and restructuring. It typically does not invest in industries or companies whose ultimate returns are event driven. The firm seeks to invest across a broad range of industries ranging from service to manufacturing businesses. The firm prefers to acquire controlling interests in its portfolio companies and can also consider minority investments. BFC Financial Corporation was founded in 1980 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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