Bank Mutual Corporation (NASDAQ: BKMU) is one of 205 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Bank Mutual Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Bank Mutual Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Bank Mutual Corporation pays out 64.7% 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 33.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Bank Mutual Corporation has a beta of 0.57, meaning that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bank Mutual Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.75, meaning that their average stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Bank Mutual Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bank Mutual Corporation 0 2 0 0 2.00
Bank Mutual Corporation Competitors 354 2830 2303 66 2.37

Bank Mutual Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $10.75, suggesting a potential upside of 1.65%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 4.18%. Given Bank Mutual Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bank Mutual Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bank Mutual Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Bank Mutual Corporation $95.97 million N/A 31.10
Bank Mutual Corporation Competitors N/A N/A 21.12

Bank Mutual Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.7% of Bank Mutual Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.0% of Bank Mutual Corporation 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, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Bank Mutual Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bank Mutual Corporation 14.19% 5.72% 0.62%
Bank Mutual Corporation Competitors 20.58% 8.78% 0.93%

Summary

Bank Mutual Corporation rivals beat Bank Mutual Corporation on 10 of the 14 factors compared.

Bank Mutual Corporation Company Profile

Bank Mutual Corporation is a savings and loan holding company. The Company owns Bank Mutual (the Bank), a federally-chartered savings bank. The Bank is engaged in the business of community banking, which includes attracting deposits from and making loans to the general public and private businesses, as well as governmental and non-profit entities. In addition to deposits, the Bank obtains funds through borrowings from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Chicago. These funding sources are used to originate loans, including commercial and industrial loans, multi-family residential loans, non-residential commercial real estate loans, one- to four-family loans, home equity loans and other consumer loans. The Bank also purchases and/or participates in loans from third-party financial institutions and is a seller of residential loans in the secondary market. It also invests in mortgage-related and other investment securities.

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