Financial Comparison: First Northwest Bancorp (FNWB) vs. Its Competitors

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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares First Northwest Bancorp and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
First Northwest Bancorp $67.53 million $10.34 million 15.90
First Northwest Bancorp Competitors $151.44 million $16.22 million 19.13

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

Profitability

This table compares First Northwest Bancorp and its competitors’ 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%

Volatility & Risk

First Northwest Bancorp has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Northwest Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, meaning 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for First Northwest Bancorp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

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, suggesting a potential upside of 14.35%. As a group, “Savings institutions, except federal” companies have a potential downside of 3.70%. Given First Northwest Bancorp’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe First Northwest Bancorp is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

51.6% of First Northwest Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.3% of shares of all “Savings institutions, except federal” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.6% of First Northwest Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Savings institutions, except federal” companies are owned by company 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.

Summary

First Northwest Bancorp competitors 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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