Allegiance Bancshares (NASDAQ:ABTX) and Commercial National Financial (OTCMKTS:CNAF) 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, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Allegiance Bancshares and Commercial National Financial’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Allegiance Bancshares||$165.94 million||4.51||$37.31 million||$2.52||14.28|
|Commercial National Financial||$18.64 million||3.22||$4.34 million||N/A||N/A|
Allegiance Bancshares has higher revenue and earnings than Commercial National Financial.
Commercial National Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Allegiance Bancshares does not pay a dividend.
Risk and Volatility
Allegiance Bancshares has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Commercial National Financial has a beta of 0.31, indicating that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
36.1% of Allegiance Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.7% of Commercial National Financial shares are owned by institutional investors….