Financial Investigation: Bluegreen Vacations (OTCMKTS: BVHBB) and Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ: SFBC)
Financial Investigation: Bluegreen Vacations (OTCMKTS: BVHBB) and Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ: SFBC)

Sound financial company (NASDAQ: SFBCGet a rating) and Bluegreen Vacations (OTCMKTS: BVHBBGet a rating) are both small cap finance companies, but which business is superior? We’ll compare the two companies based on institutional ownership strength, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

43.6% of the shares of Sound Financial Bancorp are held by institutional investors. 12.1% of the shares of Sound Financial Bancorp are held by insiders. By comparison, 88.2% of Bluegreen Vacations’ shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large fund managers, and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of the current ratings and recommendations for Sound Financial Bancorp and Bluegreen Vacations, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Sound Financial Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N / A
Blue-Green Vacations 0 0 0 0 N / A

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Sound Financial Bancorp and Bluegreen Vacations.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Sound Financial Bancorp $41.20 million 2.47 $9.16 million $3.46 11.24
Blue-Green Vacations $757.11 million 0.72 $58.73 million $2.77 9.13

Bluegreen Vacations has higher revenue and profit than Sound Financial Bancorp. Bluegreen Vacations trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sound Financial Bancorp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Sound Financial Bancorp and Bluegreen Vacations.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Sound Financial Bancorp 22.23% 10.11% 0.99%
Blue-Green Vacations 7.75% 19.90% 4.62%

Volatility and risk

Sound Financial Bancorp has a beta of 0.97, indicating its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Bluegreen Vacations has a beta of 1.31, indicating its stock price is 31 % more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Bluegreen Vacations beats Sound Financial Bancorp on 6 out of 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sound Financial Bancorp (Get a rating)

Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for Sound Community Bank which provides banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses. It accepts various deposit products including savings, money market deposit, NOW and demand accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company also offers loans secured by first and second mortgages on single to four-family residences; home equity loans, including fixed rate loans and variable rate lines of credit; commercial and multi-family real estate loans; construction loans secured by single-family residences and commercial and multi-family real estate; land loans; commercial business loans for the financing of commercial vehicles and equipment, as well as loans secured by accounts receivable and/or inventory; and secured and unsecured consumer loans, such as new and used manufactured homes, floating homes, automobiles, boats and recreational vehicle loans, and loans secured by deposit accounts. It operates eight branches, including four branches in the Seattle Metropolitan Statistical Area, three branches in Clallam County, and one branch in Jefferson County; and a loan origination office in Seattle’s Madison Park neighborhood. The company was founded in 1953 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

About Bluegreen Vacations (Get a rating)

Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation operates as a vacation ownership company. It markets and sells Holiday Participations (VOI); and manages resorts in leisure and urban destinations including Orlando, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Charleston and New Orleans, etc. The company also provides resort management, mortgage, title, reservation and construction design and development services; and financing to qualified VOI buyers, as well as management services to vacation club and homeowners associations. Its resort network includes 45 club resorts and 23 associate resort clubs, as well as 128 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s stores. The company was founded in 1966 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.



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