Metropolitan Bank (NYSE:MCB) and Seacoast Commerce Banc (OTCMKTS:SCBH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.
Volatility and Risk
Metropolitan Bank has a beta of 1.39, indicating that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seacoast Commerce Banc has a beta of 0.19, indicating that its stock price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
52.2% of Metropolitan Bank shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.3% of Seacoast Commerce Banc shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.4% of Metropolitan Bank shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Seacoast Commerce Banc pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Metropolitan Bank does not pay a dividend.
This table compares Metropolitan Bank and Seacoast Commerce Banc’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Seacoast Commerce Banc||19.73%||N/A||N/A|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets…