Stock Yards Bancorp (NASDAQ: SYBT) is one of 207 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Stock Yards Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

48.1% of Stock Yards Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of Stock Yards Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Stock Yards Bancorp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stock Yards Bancorp 0 1 0 0 2.00
Stock Yards Bancorp Competitors 373 2889 2367 69 2.37

Stock Yards Bancorp currently has a consensus price target of $38.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.66%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 0.06%. Given Stock Yards Bancorp’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Stock Yards Bancorp is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Stock Yards Bancorp and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Stock Yards Bancorp $138.14 million N/A 20.41
Stock Yards Bancorp Competitors N/A N/A 25.68

Stock Yards Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Stock Yards Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Stock Yards Bancorp pays out 43.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 35.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Stock Yards Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stock Yards Bancorp 28.11% 13.36% 1.40%
Stock Yards Bancorp Competitors 19.73% 8.36% 0.88%

Risk & Volatility

Stock Yards Bancorp has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stock Yards Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.74, indicating that their average share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About Stock Yards Bancorp

Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company (the Bank). The Bank is a state chartered bank. The Company operates through two segments: commercial banking, and wealth management and trust. The commercial banking segment provides a full range of loan and deposit products to individual consumers and businesses, plus origination of consumer mortgages and securities brokerage activity. The wealth management and trust segment provides investment management, trust and estate administration, and retirement plan services. The Bank provides commercial and personal banking services in the Louisville, Kentucky, Indianapolis, Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio metropolitan markets through 37 full service banking offices, as of December 31, 2016. The Bank also originates and sells single-family residential mortgages. Additionally, the Bank offers securities brokerage services via its branch network through an arrangement with a third party broker-dealer.

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