BOK Financial (NASDAQ:BOKF) and Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBK) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.
Volatility and Risk
BOK Financial has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hawthorn Bancshares has a beta of 0.31, meaning that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares BOK Financial and Hawthorn Bancshares’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BOK Financial||$1.85 billion||3.35||$445.65 million||$6.78||12.73|
|Hawthorn Bancshares||$67.12 million||2.21||$10.71 million||N/A||N/A|
BOK Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Hawthorn Bancshares.
This is a summary of current recommendations for BOK Financial and Hawthorn Bancshares, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
BOK Financial currently has a consensus target price of $101.72, suggesting a potential upside of 17.88%. Given BOK Financial’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe BOK Financial is more favorable than Hawthorn Bancshares.
This table compares BOK Financial and Hawthorn Bancshares’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
BOK Financial pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Hawthorn Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. BOK Financial pays out 29.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. BOK Financial has increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years and Hawthorn Bancshares has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years. BOK Financial is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
39.2% of BOK Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.7% of Hawthorn Bancshares shares are held by institutional investors. 54.9% of BOK Financial shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.1% of Hawthorn Bancshares shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
BOK Financial beats Hawthorn Bancshares on 13 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About BOK Financial
BOK Financial Corporation operates as the financial holding company for BOKF, NA that provides various financial products and services in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Northwest Arkansas, Colorado, Arizona, and Kansas/Missouri. It operates through three segments: Commercial Banking, Consumer Banking, and Wealth Management. The Commercial Banking segment offers lending, treasury, and cash management services, as well as customer risk management products for small businesses, middle market, and larger commercial customers. This segment also operates TransFund electronic funds network. The Consumer Banking segment provides lending and deposit services to small business customers through the retail branch network; and mortgage banking services. The Wealth Management segment offers fiduciary, private banking, and investment advisory services; and brokerage and trading services, as well as underwrites state and municipal securities. The company also provides commercial loans, such as loans for working capital, facilities acquisition or expansion, purchases of equipment, and other needs of commercial customers; and service, healthcare, wholesale/retail sector, and energy sector loans. In addition, it offers commercial real estate loans for the construction of buildings or other enhancements to real estate and property held by borrowers for investment purposes; and residential mortgage, personal, and home equity loans. Further, the company provides automated teller machine (ATM), call center, and Internet and mobile banking services. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 2,426 TransFund ATM locations. BOK Financial Corporation was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
About Hawthorn Bancshares
Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Hawthorn Bank that provides various banking services in Missouri. The company offers checking and savings accounts, and certificates of deposit; and a range of lending services, including commercial and industrial, single payment personal, installment, and commercial and residential real estate loans. It also provides trust services, Internet banking services, brokerage services, safety deposit boxes, and debit cards. The company operates 24 banking offices. Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1865 and is based in Jefferson City, Missouri.
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