America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. (NASDAQ: ATAX) and Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp (NASDAQ:BKYF) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Dividends

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.2%. Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp does not pay a dividend. America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. pays out 156.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. and Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. 33.34% 6.63% 2.09%
Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp 21.85% 8.12% 0.86%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

6.7% of America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. and Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. $41.50 million 8.86 $19.28 million $0.32 19.06
Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. has higher revenue and earnings than Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. and Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. 0 1 0 0 2.00
Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. currently has a consensus target price of $6.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.64%. Given America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. is more favorable than Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp.

Summary

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. beats Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. is engaged in acquiring, holding, selling and dealing with a portfolio of mortgage revenue bonds, which have been issued to provide construction and/or permanent financing for multifamily and student housing (collectively Residential Properties) and commercial properties. Its segments are Mortgage Revenue Bond Investments, MF Properties, Public Housing Capital Fund Trusts and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) Investments. Its Mortgage Revenue Bond Investments segment consists of its portfolio of mortgage revenue bonds, which have been issued to provide construction and/or permanent financing for the residential properties and a commercial property. The MF Properties segment consists of indirect equity interests in multifamily, student housing, and senior citizen residential properties, which are not financed by mortgage revenue bonds held by the Company, but which it intends to finance by such bonds through a restructuring.

About Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp

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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