Head-To-Head Review: NB Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBBK) vs. Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS)

NB Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBBKGet Free Report) and Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFSGet Free Report) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for NB Bancorp and Hingham Institution for Savings, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NB Bancorp 0 0 1 0 3.00
Hingham Institution for Savings 0 0 0 0 N/A

NB Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.65%. Given NB Bancorp’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe NB Bancorp is more favorable than Hingham Institution for Savings.

Profitability

This table compares NB Bancorp and Hingham Institution for Savings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NB Bancorp N/A N/A N/A
Hingham Institution for Savings 12.38% 2.71% 0.25%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

49.3% of Hingham Institution for Savings shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of NB Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NB Bancorp and Hingham Institution for Savings’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NB Bancorp $150.68 million 4.17 $9.82 million N/A N/A
Hingham Institution for Savings $190.57 million 1.86 $26.37 million $11.28 14.63

Hingham Institution for Savings has higher revenue and earnings than NB Bancorp.

Summary

Hingham Institution for Savings beats NB Bancorp on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NB Bancorp

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NB Bancorp, Inc. focuses on operating as a bank holding company for Needham Bank that provides various banking products and services in Greater Boston metropolitan area and surrounding communities in Massachusetts, eastern Connecticut, southern New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. The company offers various deposits, including certificate of deposit, individual retirement, money market, savings, NOW, demand deposit, and interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing checking accounts; and commercial real estate and multifamily, one- to four-family residential real estate, construction and land development, commercial and industrial, and consumer loans, as well as home equity loans and lines of credit. It also invests in securities consisting of U.S. treasury and federal agency securities, government-sponsored residential mortgage-backed securities, municipal bonds, and corporate bonds. The company was founded in 1892 and is based in Needham, Massachusetts.

About Hingham Institution for Savings

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Hingham Institution for Savings provides various financial products and services to individuals and small businesses in the United States. It offers savings, checking, money market, demand, and negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company provides commercial and residential real estate, construction, home equity, commercial, consumer, and mortgage loans. In addition, it offers ATMs, debit cards, and Internet-based banking services. The company offers its services through a network of offices in Boston; Washington, D.C.; and San Francisco Bay Area. Hingham Institution for Savings was incorporated in 1834 and is headquartered in Hingham, Massachusetts.

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