Financial Review: Mainstreet Bank Common Stock (Virginia) (MNSB) and MFC

Mainstreet Bank Common Stock (Virginia) (OTCMKTS:MNSB) and MFC Bancorp (NYSE:MFCB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Mainstreet Bank Common Stock (Virginia) and MFC Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mainstreet Bank Common Stock (Virginia) 15.39% N/A N/A
MFC Bancorp N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Mainstreet Bank Common Stock (Virginia) and MFC Bancorp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mainstreet Bank Common Stock (Virginia) 0 0 1 0 3.00
MFC Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mainstreet Bank Common Stock (Virginia) and MFC Bancorp’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mainstreet Bank Common Stock (Virginia) $29.23 million 4.97 $3.88 million $0.97 18.30
MFC Bancorp $211.30 million 0.43 -$36.91 million N/A N/A

Mainstreet Bank Common Stock (Virginia) has higher earnings, but lower revenue than MFC Bancorp.

Risk and Volatility

Mainstreet Bank Common Stock (Virginia) has a beta of 0.3, meaning that its stock price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MFC Bancorp has a beta of 0.53, meaning that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

14.5% of Mainstreet Bank Common Stock (Virginia) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.0% of MFC Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 16.4% of Mainstreet Bank Common Stock (Virginia) shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of MFC 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.

Summary

Mainstreet Bank Common Stock (Virginia) beats MFC Bancorp on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mainstreet Bank Common Stock (Virginia) Company Profile

MainStreet Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for MainStreet Bank that provides various banking services for businesses and individuals. It offers a range of deposit products, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and certificate of deposits. The company also provides loans for construction, renovations and improvements, commercial real estate, rental property, working capital, business, and land loans, as well as government contract loans, line of credit or seasonal line of credit, mortgage loans, auto loans, and term loans. In addition, it offers debit and credit cards, overdraft protection, insurance, and online and mobile banking services, as well as cash management, merchant, payment processing, check scanning, and lockbox services. The company operates five branches in Herndon, Fairfax, Fairfax City, McLean, and Clarendon, as well as has 55,000 ATMs. MainStreet Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.

MFC Bancorp Company Profile

MFC Bancorp Ltd., a merchant banking company, provides various financial services for corporations and institutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Merchant Banking and All Other. The company specializes in markets that are not adequately addressed by traditional sources of supply and finance, with focus on providing solutions for small and medium sized enterprises. It offers bank guarantees, letters of credit, factoring, other financing transactions, proprietary investing and advisory services, and merchant banking products and services. The company also holds various production assets, including a zinc alloy processing facility located in Slovakia; a natural gas power plant located in Alberta, Canada and a hydro-electric power plant located in Africa; a non-ferrous rolling mill in Germany; and a natural gas production and processing facility in Alberta, Canada, as well as a mining sub-lease of the lands upon which the Wabush iron ore mine is situated in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. In addition, it has interests in the hydrocarbon interests located in west central Alberta, Canada; and is involved in business activities related to medical equipment, instruments, supplies, and services. The company was formerly known as MFC Industrial Ltd. and changed its name to MFC Bancorp Ltd. in July 2017. MFC Bancorp Ltd. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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