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ESSA Bancorp (ESSA) Competitors

$17.72
+0.11 (+0.62%)
(As of 05/24/2024 ET)

ESSA vs. TSBK, PBIP, FNWB, FSBW, WEBK, CFFN, TREE, TRST, NFBK, and FFIC

Should you be buying ESSA Bancorp stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of ESSA Bancorp include Timberland Bancorp (TSBK), Prudential Bancorp (PBIP), First Northwest Bancorp (FNWB), FS Bancorp (FSBW), Wellesley Bancorp (WEBK), Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN), LendingTree (TREE), TrustCo Bank Corp NY (TRST), Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (Staten Island, NY) (NFBK), and Flushing Financial (FFIC). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

ESSA Bancorp vs.

ESSA Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) and Timberland Bancorp (NASDAQ:TSBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, media sentiment, valuation, community ranking, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Timberland Bancorp has a net margin of 25.38% compared to ESSA Bancorp's net margin of 16.84%. Timberland Bancorp's return on equity of 10.64% beat ESSA Bancorp's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ESSA Bancorp16.84% 8.12% 0.81%
Timberland Bancorp 25.38%10.64%1.34%

ESSA Bancorp has a beta of 0.35, suggesting that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Timberland Bancorp has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ESSA Bancorp
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A
Timberland Bancorp
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

ESSA Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Timberland Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. ESSA Bancorp pays out 32.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Timberland Bancorp pays out 31.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Timberland Bancorp is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Timberland Bancorp received 123 more outperform votes than ESSA Bancorp when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 69.23% of users gave Timberland Bancorp an outperform vote while only 58.57% of users gave ESSA Bancorp an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
ESSA BancorpOutperform Votes
147
58.57%
Underperform Votes
104
41.43%
Timberland BancorpOutperform Votes
270
69.23%
Underperform Votes
120
30.77%

54.2% of ESSA Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.5% of Timberland Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 7.5% of ESSA Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.4% of Timberland Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Timberland Bancorp has lower revenue, but higher earnings than ESSA Bancorp. Timberland Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ESSA Bancorp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
ESSA Bancorp$93.40M1.92$18.58M$1.859.58
Timberland Bancorp$91.09M2.28$27.12M$3.058.50

In the previous week, ESSA Bancorp had 3 more articles in the media than Timberland Bancorp. MarketBeat recorded 4 mentions for ESSA Bancorp and 1 mentions for Timberland Bancorp. Timberland Bancorp's average media sentiment score of 1.89 beat ESSA Bancorp's score of 0.21 indicating that Timberland Bancorp is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Overall Sentiment
ESSA Bancorp Neutral
Timberland Bancorp Very Positive

Summary

Timberland Bancorp beats ESSA Bancorp on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding ESSA and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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ESSA vs. The Competition

MetricESSA BancorpSavings institutions, except federal IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$179.50M$327.59M$9.74B$8.05B
Dividend Yield3.41%2.76%6.05%3.96%
P/E Ratio9.5828.2646.2318.46
Price / Sales1.922.47116.1071.55
Price / Cash10.0714.8915.6931.15
Price / Book0.800.833.304.56
Net Income$18.58M$14.30M$1.03B$214.11M
7 Day Performance-0.51%-0.71%-1.27%-1.04%
1 Month Performance6.75%3.00%2.04%3.13%
1 Year Performance23.74%6.63%18.29%7.38%

ESSA Bancorp Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
TSBK
Timberland Bancorp
0 of 5 stars
$25.93
+2.7%
N/A+10.2%$207.96M$91.09M8.50285Positive News
PBIP
Prudential Bancorp
0 of 5 stars
$15.13
flat
N/A+0.0%$117.65M$41.68M-216.1488Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
FNWB
First Northwest Bancorp
2.6821 of 5 stars
$11.07
-1.2%
$12.00
+8.4%
+0.8%$104.50M$104.92M-110.70270Analyst Downgrade
FSBW
FS Bancorp
4.2781 of 5 stars
$33.06
+1.2%
N/A+13.7%$257.87M$187.68M7.22570
WEBK
Wellesley Bancorp
0 of 5 stars
$34.00
flat
N/A+0.0%$89.28M$43.40M13.9374News Coverage
CFFN
Capitol Federal Financial
3.1929 of 5 stars
$5.14
+0.6%
$5.75
+11.9%
-15.5%$687.37M$380.96M-5.47592Positive News
TREE
LendingTree
3.6057 of 5 stars
$45.06
+4.6%
$48.50
+7.6%
+136.8%$596.14M$672.50M-4.34860
TRST
TrustCo Bank Corp NY
4.4065 of 5 stars
$28.16
+0.5%
N/A-1.5%$535.60M$244.52M10.09761Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
NFBK
Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (Staten Island, NY)
4.0281 of 5 stars
$9.00
flat
$11.00
+22.2%
-12.5%$399.06M$220.69M12.00397Positive News
FFIC
Flushing Financial
3.8739 of 5 stars
$13.16
+0.4%
$15.17
+15.2%
+11.4%$382.55M$195.10M13.16549Positive News

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This page (NASDAQ:ESSA) was last updated on 5/26/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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