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

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%

Risk & Volatility

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. has a beta of 0.42, suggesting that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. and Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp, as provided 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. presently has a consensus target price of $6.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.23%. Given America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. is more favorable than Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp.

Dividends

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.1%. 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

6.7% of America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. $58.98 million 6.30 $23.78 million $0.32 19.38
Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp N/A N/A N/A $2.30 22.17

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. has higher revenue and earnings than Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp. America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. beats Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp on 7 of the 11 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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