Reviewing Boc Hong Kong (OTCMKTS:BHKLY) & FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH (OTCMKTS:FDVA)

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Boc Hong Kong (OTCMKTS:BHKLY) and FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH (OTCMKTS:FDVA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Boc Hong Kong and FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Boc Hong Kong 0 0 0 1 4.00
FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Boc Hong Kong and FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Boc Hong Kong N/A N/A N/A
FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH 1.54% 0.67% 0.08%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.3% of FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Boc Hong Kong pays an annual dividend of $4.67 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH does not pay a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Boc Hong Kong and FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Boc Hong Kong $10.08 billion N/A $3.99 billion N/A N/A
FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH $25.57 million 2.51 $190,000.00 N/A N/A

Boc Hong Kong has higher revenue and earnings than FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH.

Risk and Volatility

Boc Hong Kong has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH has a beta of 0.3, indicating that its stock price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Boc Hong Kong beats FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Boc Hong Kong

BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited, an investment holding company, provides banking and related financial services to corporate and individual customers in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Personal Banking, Corporate Banking, Treasury, and Insurance. The company offers savings, current, and time deposit accounts; mortgage plans; overdrafts; personal loans; personal life, medical and accident, travel and leisure, business protection, home, domestic helper, motor, and golfer insurance products; wealth management services; and Internet, phone, and mobile banking services. It also provides cross-border services for corporate customers; business banking, trade finance and services, investment, treasury, corporate collection and payment, e-commerce, and card services; small business, asset-pledge, machinery and equipment financing, and project financing and syndicated loans; and payroll, custody, and cash management services; and business comprehensive, property, liability, group, and retailer comprehensive insurance plans. In addition, it provides investment products and services, including securities, foreign exchange, fund, precious metals and FX margin, bonds, currency linked investment, structured products, bonds, and savings plans. The company operates approximately 200 branches, 270 automated banking centers, and approximately 1,000 self-service machines. BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited was founded in 1917 and is based in Central, Hong Kong. The company is considered a Red Chip company due to its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited is a subsidiary of BOC Hong Kong (BVI) Limited.

About FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH

The Freedom Bank of Virginia provides various banking products and services primarily in the Northern Virginia area. The company accepts checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts. Its loan products include consumer loans, such as installment loans, home equity line of credit, and mortgages for purchasing homes or refinancing existing mortgages; and commercial loans, including business installment loans, commercial line of credit, commercial real estate mortgages, and small business administration loans, as well as mortgage services. The company also provides credit and ATM/debit cards; insurance products; and online security, overdraft protection, notary, Merchant Visa and MasterCard agency, and online and telephone banking services, as well as wire transfers, ACH transactions, direct and night deposits, safe deposit boxes, cashier's checks, certified checks, money orders, and savings bonds. In addition, it acts as a broker-dealer in securities. The company operates through a network of branch offices located in Vienna, Fairfax, Reston, and Chantilly in Virginia. The Freedom Bank of Virginia is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.

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