Shore Community Bank (OTCMKTS: SHRC – Get Rating) and Amerant Bancorp (NASDAQ: AMTB – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on institutional ownership strength, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

34.6% of Amerant Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 17.2% of Amerant Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings from Shore Community Bank and Amerant Bancorp, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Shore Community Bank 0 0 0 0 N / A
Amerant Bancorp 0 0 3 0 3.00

Amerant Bancorp has a consensus price target of $33.67, indicating a potential upside of 15.34%. Given Amerant Bancorp’s possible higher upside, analysts clearly believe that Amerant Bancorp is more favorable than Shore Community Bank.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Shore Community Bank and Amerant Bancorp.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Shore Community Bank N / A N / A N / A
Amerant Bancorp 30.67% 9.83% 1.03%

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Shore Community Bank and Amerant Bancorp.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Shore Community Bank N / A N / A N / A N / A N / A
Amerant Bancorp $368.46 million 2.71 $112.92 million $3.09 9:45 a.m.

Amerant Bancorp has higher revenue and profit than Shore Community Bank.

Summary

Amerant Bancorp beats Shore Community Bank on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Shore Community Bank (Get an assessment)

Shore Community Bank, a state chartered bank, provides business and personal banking products and services in Ocean County, New Jersey. The Company’s deposit products include checking accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, money market accounts, Visa/Mastercard merchant deposit accounts and payroll/ direct deposit. Its loan portfolio includes personal, home equity, term and demand loans; Lines of credit; letter of credit; commercial mortgages; and construction loans. The company also offers direct deposit and electronic transfer, wire transfer, ACH origination, overnight deposit, tenant rent guarantee, signature guarantee, remote deposit, notary and management. automation of assets; safe deposit boxes, escrow accounts and debit cards, as well as online and telephone banking. As of April 28, 2016, it operated five banking offices located in Toms River, Jackson and Manahawkin, New Jersey. Shore Community Bank was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Toms River, New Jersey.

About Amerant Bancorp (Get an assessment)

Amerant Bancorp logoAmerant Bancorp Inc. operates as a bank holding company for Amerant Bank, NA which provides personal and business banking products and services in the United States and abroad. The company offers checking, savings and money market accounts; and certificates of deposit. It also offers variable and fixed rate commercial real estate loans; loans secured by owner-occupied properties; loans to domestic and foreign individuals mainly secured by personal residence; working capital loans, asset-based loans, national credit share participations, purchased receivables and small business administration loans; loans to financial institutions and acceptances; and consumer loans and overdrafts, such as auto, personal, or secured by cash or securities and revolving credit card contracts. In addition, the company offers trust and estate planning products and services to high net worth clients, brokerage and investment advisory services in global capital markets, as well as wealth management and trustee services. Additionally, it provides debit and credit cards, overnight depositories, direct deposits, cashiers checks, safe deposit boxes, letters of credit and cash management services including wire transfers, remote deposits and automated clearing house services; derivative instruments; and online and mobile banking, account balances, statements and other documents, online transfers and bill payment, and electronic delivery of customer statement services, as well as automated banking machines and banking services via mobile devices, phone and mail. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated 24 banking centers including 17 in Florida and 7 in Texas. It also operates loan origination offices in Tampa, Florida. The company was formerly known as Mercantil Bank Holding Corporation and changed its name to Amerant Bancorp Inc. in June 2019. Amerant Bancorp Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida.



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