Berkshire Bancorp (OTCMKTS:BERK – Get Rating) and Republic First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FRBK – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which stock is superior? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility and risk

Berkshire Bancorp has a beta of 0.02, meaning its stock price is 98% less volatile than the S&P 500. In contrast, Republic First Bancorp has a beta of 1.08, meaning its stock price is 8 % more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and benefits

This chart compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Berkshire Bancorp and Republic First Bancorp.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Berkshire Bancorp $20.05 million N / A $2.70 million N / A N / A
Republic First Bancorp $180.55 million 1.36 $25.18 million $0.33 12.52

Republic First Bancorp has higher revenues and profits than Berkshire Bancorp.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Berkshire Bancorp and Republic First Bancorp.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Berkshire Bancorp N / A N / A N / A
Republic First Bancorp 13.94% 7.93% 0.47%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.8% of Republic First Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 70.4% of Berkshire Bancorp shares are held by insiders. By comparison, 14.4% of Republic First Bancorp’s shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Berkshire Bancorp and Republic First Bancorp, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Berkshire Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N / A
Republic First Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N / A


Republic First Bancorp beats Berkshire Bancorp on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Berkshire Bancorp Company Profile (Get a rating)

Berkshire Bancorp Inc. operates as a bank holding company for Berkshire Bank which provides community banking services primarily to businesses, professionals and retail customers. The company offers savings statements, NOW, money market deposits and checking accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It also offers commercial and industrial real estate, commercial and residential real estate, multi-family real estate, construction and consumer loans, as well as mortgage and leasing services. Additionally, the company offers ATM and debit cards; safes; bill payment, collection, remote deposit capture and currency exchange services; and mobile, telephone and online banking. It operates through two branches located in Manhattan and four branches located in Brooklyn, New York; four branches located in Orange and Sullivan counties in New York State; and a branch located in Teaneck, New Jersey. Berkshire Bancorp Inc. was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Republic First Bancorp Company Profile (Get a rating)

Republic First Bancorp LogoRepublic First Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company of Republic First Bank which provides a range of credit and deposit banking products and services to individuals and businesses. It accepts consumer and business deposit accounts, checks, interest-bearing demand accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, sweepstakes accounts, and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The Company also offers secured and unsecured commercial, real estate, construction and land development, automobile and home improvement loans; mortgages, home equity and short lines of credit, and other products; and safe deposit box services. As of April 5, 2022, it operated 34 offices located in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties in New Jersey; Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania; and New York County in New York. Republic First Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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