Investar Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:ISTR) bank holding company for Investar Bank who provide a range of commercial banking products to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in South Louisiana. They have five locations and USD 2.75 billion in assets on their books.
Comps: Oak Valley Bancorp (Nasdaq:OVLY), Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:PWOD)
In comparison to these other banking businesses, Investar Holding Corporation recorded impressive earnings metrics: earnings per share and price to earnings ratio of 3.5 and 5.7, respectively. In addition, they also outperformed Oak Valley Bancorp and Penns Woods Bancorp in generating revenue and net income. Moreover, their profit margin and return on equity were significantly higher than Penns Woods Bancorp’s.