New York Community Bank (NYCB) and PCSB Financial (PCSB) Critical Comparison

New York Community Bank (NYSE: NYCB) and PCSB Financial (NASDAQ:PCSB) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares New York Community Bank and PCSB Financial’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
New York Community Bank $1.80 billion 3.43 $466.20 million $0.81 15.54
PCSB Financial $45.04 million 8.74 $3.22 million N/A N/A

New York Community Bank has higher revenue and earnings than PCSB Financial.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

60.2% of New York Community Bank shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.4% of PCSB Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of New York Community Bank shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of PCSB Financial shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares New York Community Bank and PCSB Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New York Community Bank 25.91% 6.81% 0.87%
PCSB Financial 3.98% 2.87% 0.49%

Dividends

New York Community Bank pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. PCSB Financial does not pay a dividend. New York Community Bank pays out 84.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for New York Community Bank and PCSB Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New York Community Bank 3 5 2 0 1.90
PCSB Financial 0 0 1 0 3.00

New York Community Bank currently has a consensus target price of $13.19, suggesting a potential upside of 4.80%. PCSB Financial has a consensus target price of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.80%. Given PCSB Financial’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe PCSB Financial is more favorable than New York Community Bank.

Summary

New York Community Bank beats PCSB Financial on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About New York Community Bank

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company for New York Community Bank and New York Commercial Bank that offer banking products and financial services in Metro New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, and Arizona. The company offers various deposit products that include checking and savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, certificates of deposit, NOW and money market accounts, and non-interest-bearing accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises one-to-four family loans; multi-family loans; commercial real estate loans; acquisition, development, and construction loans; specialty finance loans and leases; and other C&I loans, as well as various consumer loans. The company also provides installment loans, revolving lines of credit, and insurance products, as well as cash management, and online and mobile banking services. It serves small and mid-size businesses, professional associations, and government agencies. The company serves its customers through a network of 225 Community Bank branches, 30 Commercial Bank branches, and 271 ATM locations. The company was formerly known as Queens County Bancorp, Inc. and changed its name to New York Community Bancorp, Inc. in November 2000. New York Community Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1859 and is based in Westbury, New York.

About PCSB Financial

PCSB Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for PCSB Bank that provides financial services to individuals and businesses in Putnam, Southern Dutchess, Rockland, and Westchester Counties in New York. Its deposits products include non-interest bearing demand, NOW, money market, escrow, and savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company also offers commercial real estate, multi-family residential real estate, commercial business, construction, residential mortgage, consumer, and consumer and business installment loans, as well as home equity lines of credit. It provides its services from executive offices/headquarters and 15 banking offices. The company was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Yorktown Heights, New York.

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