Reviewing First Northwest Bancorp (FNWB) and Its Rivals

First Northwest Bancorp (NASDAQ: FNWB) is one of 35 publicly-traded companies in the “Savings institutions, except federal” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare First Northwest Bancorp to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for First Northwest Bancorp and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Northwest Bancorp 0 1 0 0 2.00
First Northwest Bancorp Competitors 110 422 247 15 2.21

First Northwest Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.14%. As a group, “Savings institutions, except federal” companies have a potential downside of 4.79%. Given First Northwest Bancorp’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe First Northwest Bancorp is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares First Northwest Bancorp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Northwest Bancorp 18.63% 7.38% 0.81%
First Northwest Bancorp Competitors 23.77% 9.57% 1.02%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

51.6% of First Northwest Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.3% of shares of all “Savings institutions, except federal” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.6% of First Northwest Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Savings institutions, except federal” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares First Northwest Bancorp and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
First Northwest Bancorp $67.53 million $10.34 million 15.79
First Northwest Bancorp Competitors $151.44 million $16.22 million 19.28

First Northwest Bancorp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than First Northwest Bancorp. First Northwest Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

First Northwest Bancorp has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Northwest Bancorp’s peers have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

First Northwest Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. First Northwest Bancorp pays out 21.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Savings institutions, except federal” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.4% and pay out 28.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

First Northwest Bancorp peers beat First Northwest Bancorp on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

First Northwest Bancorp Company Profile

First Northwest Bancorp (Washington) is a bank holding company. It engages in the provision of commercial, mortgage, and lending activities and investment. Its offerings include saving account, certificate of deposits, money market, credit card, fixed rate loans, mortgages, mutual funds, insurances and education savings account. The company was founded on August 14, 2012 and is headquartered in Port Angeles, WA.

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