Bank Of Kentucky Financial (NASDAQ: BKYF) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail & Mortgage Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Bank Of Kentucky Financial to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Bank Of Kentucky Financial and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bank Of Kentucky Financial 21.85% 8.12% 0.86%
Bank Of Kentucky Financial Competitors 17.37% -29.95% 1.05%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bank Of Kentucky Financial and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bank Of Kentucky Financial N/A N/A 22.17
Bank Of Kentucky Financial Competitors $423.03 million $4.09 million 260.23

Bank Of Kentucky Financial’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Bank Of Kentucky Financial. Bank Of Kentucky Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.7% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.7% of shares of all “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Bank Of Kentucky Financial and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bank Of Kentucky Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bank Of Kentucky Financial Competitors 113 476 530 14 2.39

As a group, “Retail & Mortgage Banks” companies have a potential upside of 21.39%. Given Bank Of Kentucky Financial’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Bank Of Kentucky Financial has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Bank Of Kentucky Financial has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bank Of Kentucky Financial’s peers have a beta of 0.83, suggesting that their average stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Bank Of Kentucky Financial peers beat Bank Of Kentucky Financial on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About Bank Of Kentucky Financial

The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary The Bank of Kentucky, Inc. (the Bank), is engaged in the banking business. The Bank provides financial services and other financial solutions through 32 offices located in northern Kentucky. The principal products produced and services rendered by the Bank include commercial banking, consumer banking and trust services. The Bank provides a range of commercial banking services to corporations and other business clients that include loans and deposit services, including checking, lockbox services and other treasury management services. The Bank provides banking services to consumers, including checking, savings and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposits and individual retirement accounts. It also offers specialized services in the areas of fiduciary services and wealth management.

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