BSB Bancorp (NASDAQ: BLMT) is one of 313 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare BSB Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.


This table compares BSB Bancorp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BSB Bancorp 20.64% 9.29% 0.67%
BSB Bancorp Competitors 17.26% 8.31% 0.94%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

49.9% of BSB Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.9% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.2% of BSB Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares BSB Bancorp and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
BSB Bancorp $64.37 million $11.98 million 16.85
BSB Bancorp Competitors $5.58 billion $764.07 million 379.81

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

Volatility & Risk

BSB Bancorp has a beta of 0.41, meaning that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BSB Bancorp’s rivals have a beta of 0.77, meaning that their average share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for BSB Bancorp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BSB Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
BSB Bancorp Competitors 2512 8988 8950 378 2.35

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential upside of 0.22%. Given BSB Bancorp’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BSB Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


BSB Bancorp rivals beat BSB Bancorp on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About BSB Bancorp

BSB Bancorp, Inc. (BSB Bancorp) is a bank holding company of Belmont Savings Bank (the Bank). The Company’s Belmont Savings Bank is a chartered savings bank. The Bank’s business consists primarily of accepting deposits from the general public, small businesses and municipalities, and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations and borrowings, in one- to four-family residential mortgage loans, commercial real estate loans, multi-family real estate loans, home equity lines of credit, indirect automobile loans, commercial business loans, construction loans and investment securities. The Bank offers a range of deposit accounts, including relationship checking accounts for consumers and businesses, passbook and statement savings accounts, certificates of deposit, money market accounts, Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA), commercial, municipal and regular checking accounts and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).

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