Comparing BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) & Princeton National Bancorp (NASDAQ:PNBC)

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BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) and Princeton National Bancorp (OTCMKTS:PNBC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

34.3% of BancFirst shares are owned by institutional investors. 38.3% of BancFirst shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of Princeton National Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares BancFirst and Princeton National Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BancFirst 29.12% 14.47% 1.76%
Princeton National Bancorp N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares BancFirst and Princeton National Bancorp’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BancFirst $428.40 million 4.44 $125.81 million $3.82 15.26
Princeton National Bancorp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

BancFirst has higher revenue and earnings than Princeton National Bancorp.

Volatility and Risk

BancFirst has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Princeton National Bancorp has a beta of 9.07, meaning that its stock price is 807% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

BancFirst pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Princeton National Bancorp does not pay a dividend. BancFirst pays out 33.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for BancFirst and Princeton National Bancorp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BancFirst 0 1 0 0 2.00
Princeton National Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

BancFirst beats Princeton National Bancorp on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BancFirst

BancFirst Corporation operates as the bank holding company for BancFirst that provides a range of commercial banking services to retail customers, and small to medium-sized businesses. It operates through Metropolitan Banks, Community Banks, and Other Financial Services segments. The company offers checking accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, sweep accounts, club accounts, individual retirement accounts, and certificates of deposit, as well as overdraft protection and auto draft services. It also provides commercial, financial, and other loans for working capital, facilities acquisition or expansion, purchase of equipment, and other needs; construction, farmland, one-to-four family residence, multifamily residential property, and commercial real estate loans; and loans to finance purchases of consumer goods, such as automobiles, boats, household goods, vacations, and education. In addition, the company engages in the investment management and administration of trusts for individuals, corporations, and employee benefit plans, as well as bond trustee and paying agent business for various Oklahoma municipalities and governmental entities; and provision of item processing, research, and other correspondent banking services for financial institutions and governmental units. Further, it is involved in real estate investment and insurance agency services; and providing funds transfer, collection, safe deposit box, cash management, retail brokerage, and other services for individual and corporate customers. The company serves customers in non-metropolitan trade centers and cities in the metropolitan statistical areas of Oklahoma. It operates through 107 banking locations serving 58 communities in Oklahoma. The company was formerly known as United Community Corporation and changed its name to BancFirst Corporation in November 1988. BancFirst Corporation was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

About Princeton National Bancorp

Princeton National Bancorp, Inc. does not have significant operations. Previously it operated as a holding company for Citizens First National Bank that provided commercial banking and trust services in Illinois. The company was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Princeton, Illinois.

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