Catalyst Bancorp (CLST) vs. Its Rivals Head to Head Review

Catalyst Bancorp (NASDAQ:CLSTGet Rating) is one of 117 publicly-traded companies in the “Federal savings institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Catalyst Bancorp to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Catalyst Bancorp and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Catalyst Bancorp $10.32 million $1.93 million 426.81
Catalyst Bancorp Competitors $795.48 million $220.95 million 14.13

Catalyst Bancorp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Catalyst Bancorp. Catalyst Bancorp is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Catalyst Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Catalyst Bancorp 1.23% 0.12% 0.04%
Catalyst Bancorp Competitors 18.69% 7.95% 0.86%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Catalyst Bancorp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Catalyst Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Catalyst Bancorp Competitors 219 1438 1190 52 2.37

As a group, “Federal savings institutions” companies have a potential upside of 14.38%. Given Catalyst Bancorp’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Catalyst Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

14.3% of Catalyst Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.6% of shares of all “Federal savings institutions” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of Catalyst Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of shares of all “Federal savings institutions” companies are owned 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.

Summary

Catalyst Bancorp competitors beat Catalyst Bancorp on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

About Catalyst Bancorp

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Catalyst Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company for Catalyst Bank that provides commercial and retail banking products. The company accepts various deposit products, including savings accounts, demand and NOW accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit. It also offers single-family residential first mortgage loans, commercial real estate mortgage loans, multi-family residential mortgage loans, commercial and industrial loans, construction and land loans, consumer loans, and other loans. In addition, the company invests in various types of securities comprising mortgage-backed securities, the U.S. treasury obligations, securities of various federal agencies and of state and municipal governments, certificates of deposit at federally insured banks and savings institutions, and federal funds. It operates through six full-service branches located in Carencro, Eunice, Lafayette, Opelousas, and Port Barre. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Opelousas, Louisiana.

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