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 businesses based on the strength of its valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

48.1% of Stock Yards Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.2% of Stock Yards Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Stock Yards Bancorp has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stock Yards Bancorp’s competitors have a beta of 0.73, suggesting that their average share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Stock Yards Bancorp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stock Yards Bancorp 0 1 0 0 2.00
Stock Yards Bancorp Competitors 853 3984 2890 116 2.29

Stock Yards Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $38.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.00%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.63%. Given Stock Yards Bancorp’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Stock Yards Bancorp is more favorable than its competitors.

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 19.82% 8.40% 0.88%

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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Stock Yards Bancorp and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Stock Yards Bancorp $138.14 million N/A 20.54
Stock Yards Bancorp Competitors N/A N/A 25.51

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.

Stock Yards Bancorp Company Profile

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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