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Great Southern Bancorp (GSBC) Competitors

$51.75
-1.18 (-2.23%)
(As of 05/23/2024 ET)

GSBC vs. MBWM, EGBN, FCBC, UVSP, CPF, HBNC, HTBK, CNOB, FMNB, and WASH

Should you be buying Great Southern Bancorp stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Great Southern Bancorp include Mercantile Bank (MBWM), Eagle Bancorp (EGBN), First Community Bankshares (FCBC), Univest Financial (UVSP), Central Pacific Financial (CPF), Horizon Bancorp (HBNC), Heritage Commerce (HTBK), ConnectOne Bancorp (CNOB), Farmers National Banc (FMNB), and Washington Trust Bancorp (WASH). These companies are all part of the "state commercial banks" industry.

Great Southern Bancorp vs.

Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) and Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, community ranking, media sentiment, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and valuation.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Mercantile Bank$303.50M2.03$82.22M$5.167.40
Great Southern Bancorp$326.91M1.88$67.80M$5.0910.37

Mercantile Bank has a net margin of 25.58% compared to Mercantile Bank's net margin of 18.31%. Great Southern Bancorp's return on equity of 16.39% beat Mercantile Bank's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mercantile Bank25.58% 16.39% 1.56%
Great Southern Bancorp 18.31%10.97%1.05%

In the previous week, Mercantile Bank and Mercantile Bank both had 1 articles in the media. Mercantile Bank's average media sentiment score of 1.15 beat Great Southern Bancorp's score of 0.00 indicating that Great Southern Bancorp is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Mercantile Bank
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Great Southern Bancorp
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Mercantile Bank has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Great Southern Bancorp has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Mercantile Bank received 79 more outperform votes than Great Southern Bancorp when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 58.97% of users gave Mercantile Bank an outperform vote while only 55.83% of users gave Great Southern Bancorp an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Mercantile BankOutperform Votes
309
58.97%
Underperform Votes
215
41.03%
Great Southern BancorpOutperform Votes
230
55.83%
Underperform Votes
182
44.17%

Mercantile Bank pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Great Southern Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Mercantile Bank pays out 27.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Great Southern Bancorp pays out 31.4% 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. Mercantile Bank has increased its dividend for 13 consecutive years and Great Southern Bancorp has increased its dividend for 10 consecutive years. Mercantile Bank is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Mercantile Bank presently has a consensus price target of $47.00, indicating a potential upside of 21.17%. Great Southern Bancorp has a consensus price target of $57.50, indicating a potential upside of 8.88%. Given Great Southern Bancorp's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mercantile Bank is more favorable than Great Southern Bancorp.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mercantile Bank
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33
Great Southern Bancorp
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

58.6% of Mercantile Bank shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.7% of Great Southern Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Mercantile Bank shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 27.6% of Great Southern Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Mercantile Bank beats Great Southern Bancorp on 16 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding GSBC 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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GSBC vs. The Competition

MetricGreat Southern BancorpState commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$615.42M$2.30B$9.15B$8.07B
Dividend Yield3.02%4.21%10.42%3.92%
P/E Ratio10.3712.0354.6315.07
Price / Sales1.881.933,551.4575.36
Price / Cash9.878.7028.3431.80
Price / Book1.091.023.154.63
Net Income$67.80M$408.43M$998.29M$214.00M
7 Day Performance-0.43%-0.89%0.14%-0.71%
1 Month Performance-1.69%2.04%1.82%3.26%
1 Year Performance1.83%28.49%16.16%7.40%

Great Southern Bancorp Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MBWM
Mercantile Bank
3.1222 of 5 stars
$39.10
+0.2%
$47.00
+20.2%
+45.5%$630.33M$228.58M7.58642
EGBN
Eagle Bancorp
3.6325 of 5 stars
$20.05
+0.4%
$23.00
+14.7%
+1.9%$605.31M$647.06M7.99452
FCBC
First Community Bankshares
2.8857 of 5 stars
$35.31
+1.4%
$33.00
-6.5%
+32.9%$647.94M$174.62M13.03616Positive News
UVSP
Univest Financial
2.3991 of 5 stars
$22.67
+0.4%
$21.00
-7.4%
+19.9%$663.55M$448.55M9.49920
CPF
Central Pacific Financial
4.7899 of 5 stars
$21.29
+0.5%
$24.00
+12.7%
+37.2%$575.68M$329.32M10.39696
HBNC
Horizon Bancorp
4.0226 of 5 stars
$12.43
-1.0%
$12.50
+0.6%
+39.9%$548.29M$324.30M23.02818
HTBK
Heritage Commerce
4.3711 of 5 stars
$8.30
-0.7%
$10.50
+26.5%
+7.4%$508.46M$243.30M9.02351
CNOB
ConnectOne Bancorp
4.7177 of 5 stars
$19.80
-0.5%
$24.50
+23.7%
+44.6%$758.93M$504.07M10.48487
FMNB
Farmers National Banc
2.4365 of 5 stars
$12.48
flat
$15.33
+22.9%
+5.3%$468.62M$255.20M8.61666Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
WASH
Washington Trust Bancorp
3.4817 of 5 stars
$27.25
+1.8%
N/A+7.0%$464.61M$364.80M10.06665

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This page (NASDAQ:GSBC) was last updated on 5/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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