Comparing Reliant Bancorp (NASDAQ:RBNC) and Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY)

Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ: CVCY) and Reliant Bancorp (NASDAQ:RBNC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

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Central Valley Community Bancorp has a beta of 0.08, meaning that its stock price is 92% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Reliant Bancorp has a beta of 0.33, meaning that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Central Valley Community Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Reliant Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Central Valley Community Bancorp pays out 20.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Central Valley Community Bancorp and Reliant Bancorp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Central Valley Community Bancorp 0 1 1 0 2.50
Reliant Bancorp 0 1 1 0 2.50

Central Valley Community Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 25.00%. Reliant Bancorp has a consensus target price of $25.25, indicating a potential upside of 11.78%. Given Central Valley Community Bancorp’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Central Valley Community Bancorp is more favorable than Reliant Bancorp.

Profitability

This table compares Central Valley Community Bancorp and Reliant Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Central Valley Community Bancorp 20.56% 9.52% 1.17%
Reliant Bancorp 15.69% 6.98% 0.84%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

43.1% of Central Valley Community Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.2% of Reliant Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 17.0% of Central Valley Community Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of Reliant Bancorp 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Central Valley Community Bancorp and Reliant Bancorp’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Central Valley Community Bancorp $68.21 million 3.87 $14.02 million $1.38 13.91
Reliant Bancorp $46.17 million 5.62 $7.24 million N/A N/A

Central Valley Community Bancorp has higher revenue and earnings than Reliant Bancorp.

Summary

Central Valley Community Bancorp beats Reliant Bancorp on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Central Valley Community Bancorp

Central Valley Community Bancorp is a bank holding company, which operates through its subsidiary, Central Valley Community Bank (the Bank). The Company’s principal business is to provide, through its banking subsidiary, financial services in its primary market area in California. It serves over seven contiguous counties in California’s central valley, including Fresno County, Madera County, Merced County, Sacramento County, San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, and Tulare County, and surrounding areas through the Bank. The Bank conducts a commercial banking business, which includes accepting demand, savings and time deposits and making commercial, real estate and consumer loans. It operates 24 full-service banking offices in Clovis, Exeter, Fresno, Kerman, Lodi, Madera, Merced, Modesto, Oakhurst, Prather, Sacramento, Stockton, Tracy and Visalia. Its subsidiary also includes the Folsom Lake Bank.

About Reliant Bancorp

Reliant Bancorp, Inc., formerly Commerce Union Bancshares, Inc., serves as the bank holding company for Reliant Bank. The Company has two segments: Retail Banking and Residential Mortgage Banking. Retail Banking provides deposit and lending services to consumer and business customers within its primary geographic markets. Its customers are serviced through branch locations, automated teller machines (ATMs), online banking and mobile banking. Residential Mortgage Banking originates first lien residential mortgage loans throughout the United States. These loans are typically underwritten to government agency standards and sold to third-party secondary market mortgage investors. Reliant Bank provides a range of traditional banking services throughout the Middle Tennessee Region and the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin Metropolitan Statistical Area. Reliant Bank provides commercial banking services for businesses and individuals.

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