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DOW   39,131.53
QQQ   436.78
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DOW   39,131.53
QQQ   436.78
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Southern National Bancorp of Virginia (SONA) Competitors

Notice: This company has been marked as potentially delisted and may not be actively trading.

SONA vs. FRST, WTBA, ACNB, CZNC, FBIZ, MVBF, ORRF, BMRC, INBK, and BWB

Should you be buying Southern National Bancorp of Virginia stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia include Primis Financial (FRST), West Bancorporation (WTBA), ACNB (ACNB), Citizens & Northern (CZNC), First Business Financial Services (FBIZ), MVB Financial (MVBF), Orrstown Financial Services (ORRF), Bank of Marin Bancorp (BMRC), First Internet Bancorp (INBK), and Bridgewater Bancshares (BWB). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

Southern National Bancorp of Virginia vs.

Primis Financial (NASDAQ:FRST) and Southern National Bancorp of Virginia (NASDAQ:SONA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, community ranking, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and media sentiment.

Primis Financial currently has a consensus price target of $13.00, suggesting a potential upside of 4.67%. Given Southern National Bancorp of Virginia's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Primis Financial is more favorable than Southern National Bancorp of Virginia.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Primis Financial
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Southern National Bancorp of Virginia
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

Primis Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Southern National Bancorp of Virginia pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Primis Financial pays out 46.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Southern National Bancorp of Virginia pays out 27.0% 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.

Southern National Bancorp of Virginia received 167 more outperform votes than Primis Financial when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 45.05% of users gave Southern National Bancorp of Virginia an outperform vote while only 37.50% of users gave Primis Financial an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Primis FinancialOutperform Votes
6
37.50%
Underperform Votes
10
62.50%
Southern National Bancorp of VirginiaOutperform Votes
173
45.05%
Underperform Votes
211
54.95%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Primis Financial$244.23M1.26$9.94M$0.8614.44
Southern National Bancorp of Virginia$133.11M2.28$33.17M$1.488.39

Primis Financial has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southern National Bancorp of Virginia has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Southern National Bancorp of Virginia has a net margin of 17.12% compared to Southern National Bancorp of Virginia's net margin of 8.73%. Primis Financial's return on equity of 7.23% beat Southern National Bancorp of Virginia's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Primis Financial8.73% 5.90% 0.58%
Southern National Bancorp of Virginia 17.12%7.23%0.94%

70.5% of Primis Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.2% of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia shares are held by institutional investors. 11.1% of Primis Financial shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.9% of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Primis Financial and Primis Financial both had 2 articles in the media. Southern National Bancorp of Virginia's average media sentiment score of 0.33 beat Primis Financial's score of 0.00 indicating that Primis Financial is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Primis Financial
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Southern National Bancorp of Virginia
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Summary

Southern National Bancorp of Virginia beats Primis Financial on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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SONA vs. The Competition

MetricSouthern National Bancorp of VirginiaState Commercial Banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$303.53M$2.13B$8.08B$7.52B
Dividend Yield2.65%4.14%10.40%3.86%
P/E Ratio13.0710.8958.9416.46
Price / Sales2.281.863,623.3255.11
Price / Cash7.457.7329.6152.42
Price / Book0.801.112.174.63
Net Income$33.17M$405.05M$795.36M$207.21M

Southern National Bancorp of Virginia Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
FRST
Primis Financial
4.7025 of 5 stars
$12.18
-4.2%
$13.00
+6.7%
+5.0%$300.60M$244.23M14.16565
WTBA
West Bancorporation
1.9392 of 5 stars
$17.17
-6.0%
$21.50
+25.2%
-17.4%$287.25M$170.37M11.92173Positive News
High Trading Volume
ACNB
ACNB
1.2216 of 5 stars
$36.55
-5.1%
$42.33
+15.8%
-5.0%$311.04M$115.08M9.83397Positive News
Gap Down
CZNC
Citizens & Northern
1.8071 of 5 stars
$18.33
-8.9%
$21.00
+14.6%
-18.2%$279.90M$117.06M10.24415Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
FBIZ
First Business Financial Services
4.7232 of 5 stars
$33.60
-6.2%
$38.00
+13.1%
-1.4%$279.22M$226.24M7.72348Gap Down
MVBF
MVB Financial
4.9604 of 5 stars
$21.78
-1.3%
$29.00
+33.1%
-17.9%$277.48M$164.25M9.51477Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
High Trading Volume
ORRF
Orrstown Financial Services
4.3692 of 5 stars
$25.97
-4.9%
$28.50
+9.7%
+13.7%$275.54M$175.55M7.62404News Coverage
BMRC
Bank of Marin Bancorp
4.3184 of 5 stars
$16.78
-6.6%
$25.25
+50.5%
-42.4%$270.83M$144.48M13.53334Positive News
INBK
First Internet Bancorp
2.3005 of 5 stars
$31.11
-3.1%
$29.00
-6.8%
+19.4%$268.79M$265.57M26.59314Positive News
BWB
Bridgewater Bancshares
4.9603 of 5 stars
$11.74
-6.5%
$15.75
+34.2%
-17.8%$328.72M$228.85M9.32255Positive News

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This page (NASDAQ:SONA) was last updated on 2/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff