Contrasting Oritani Financial (NASDAQ:ORIT) and Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR)
Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) and Oritani Financial (NASDAQ:ORIT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.
Sierra Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Oritani Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Sierra Bancorp pays out 39.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Oritani Financial pays out 61.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.