Baylake (NASDAQ: BYLK) is one of 313 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Baylake to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Baylake and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Baylake N/A N/A 20.51
Baylake Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 386.71

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

Dividends

Baylake pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Baylake pays out 42.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Baylake and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Baylake 10.34% 4.05% 0.43%
Baylake Competitors 18.47% 8.30% 0.93%

Volatility and Risk

Baylake has a beta of 3.79, indicating that its share price is 279% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Baylake’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Baylake and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Baylake 0 0 0 0 N/A
Baylake Competitors 2182 8487 8573 333 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.02%. Given Baylake’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Baylake has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Baylake rivals beat Baylake on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

About Baylake

Baylake Corp. is a bank holding company. The Company’s primary activities consists of holding the stock of its subsidiary bank, Baylake Bank (the Bank), and providing a range of banking and related business activities through the Bank and its other subsidiaries. The Bank is an independent community bank offering a range of financial services primarily to small businesses and individuals located in its market area. The Bank provides a range of loan, deposit and other banking products and services to its business, individual or retail and municipal customers, which include safe deposit box services, personal and corporate trust services, treasury management, private banking, financial planning and electronic banking services, including mobile banking and eBanc, an Internet banking product for its customers. It offers investment advisory services through Admiral Asset Management, Inc. (Admiral). The Bank conducts its community banking business through over 20 service financial centers.

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