Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp (NASDAQ: BKYF) and Yadkin Financial Corp (NYSE:YDKN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitabiliy, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp and Yadkin Financial Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Yadkin Financial Corp 0 4 0 0 2.00

Yadkin Financial Corp has a consensus price target of $26.84, indicating a potential downside of 22.17%. Given Yadkin Financial Corp’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Yadkin Financial Corp is more favorable than Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp and Yadkin Financial Corp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Yadkin Financial Corp N/A N/A N/A $1.23 28.03

Dividends

Yadkin Financial Corp pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp does not pay a dividend. Yadkin Financial Corp pays out 32.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.7% of Yadkin Financial Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of Yadkin Financial Corp shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp and Yadkin Financial Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp N/A N/A N/A
Yadkin Financial Corp 18.40% 5.41% 0.75%

Summary

Yadkin Financial Corp beats Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Yadkin Financial Corp

Yadkin Financial Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company conducts its business operations through its subsidiary, Yadkin Bank, which is a chartered community bank that provides services in approximately 110 branches across North Carolina and South Carolina. Yadkin Bank provides banking, mortgage, investment and insurance services to businesses and consumers across the Carolinas. It operates through a segment, which is providing general commercial banking and financial services to individuals and businesses located in North Carolina and South Carolina, and to customers in various states through its Small Business Administration (SBA) lending program. It offers various loans, such as commercial and industrial (C&I) loans and government-guaranteed loans. The Company’s investment securities portfolio includes the United States Government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) obligations and securities guaranteed by the United States SBA. The Company’s primary source of funds is deposits.

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