Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE:BHLB) and Cullman Bancorp (NASDAQ:CULL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Berkshire Hills Bancorp and Cullman Bancorp’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Berkshire Hills Bancorp||$476.09 million||3.20||-$533.02 million||$2.30||13.60|
This table compares Berkshire Hills Bancorp and Cullman Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Berkshire Hills Bancorp||23.12%||6.60%||0.63%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Berkshire Hills Bancorp and Cullman Bancorp, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Berkshire Hills Bancorp||0||3||1||0||2.25|
Berkshire Hills Bancorp presently has a consensus target price of $28.67, indicating a potential downside of 8.38%. Given Berkshire Hills Bancorp’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Berkshire Hills Bancorp is more favorable than Cullman Bancorp.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
78.4% of Berkshire Hills Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.2% of Cullman Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Berkshire Hills Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Berkshire Hills Bancorp beats Cullman Bancorp on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Berkshire Hills Bancorp Company Profile
Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for Berkshire Bank and Berkshire Insurance Group, Inc. The firm offers deposit, lending, insurance, and wealth management products to retail and commercial customers in its market areas. It aims to expand and deepen market share and wallet share through organic growth and acquisition strategies. The company was founded in June 2000 and is headquartered in Pittsfield, MA.
Cullman Bancorp Company Profile
Cullman Bancorp, Inc. is a holding company that engages in the provision of financial savings services through its subsidiary. Its subsidiary business offers deposits and loans. The company is headquartered in Cullman, AL.
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