Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: BMTC) and Baylake (NASDAQ:BYLK) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation and Baylake’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation $161.51 million 4.75 $38.25 million $2.25 20.07
Baylake N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Baylake.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.2% of Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation and Baylake, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation 0 1 2 0 2.67
Baylake 0 0 0 0 N/A

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $48.50, indicating a potential upside of 7.42%. Given Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation is more favorable than Baylake.

Profitability

This table compares Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation and Baylake’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation 21.29% 10.24% 1.17%
Baylake 10.34% 4.05% 0.43%

Dividends

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Baylake does not pay a dividend. Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation pays out 39.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation beats Baylake on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation Company Profile

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation is the bank holding company of the Bryn Mawr Trust Company (the Bank). The Company and its subsidiaries offer a range of personal and business banking services, consumer and commercial loans, equipment leasing, mortgages, insurance and wealth management services, including investment management, trust and estate administration, retirement planning, custody services, and tax planning and preparation from various location across Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia and Dauphin counties of Pennsylvania, and New Castle county in Delaware. The Company’s segments include Banking and Wealth Management. The Banking segment consists of commercial and retail banking. The Wealth Management segment’s activities include trust administration, other related fiduciary services, custody, investment management and advisory services, employee benefits and individual retirement accounts (IRA) administration, estate settlement, tax services and brokerage.

Baylake Company Profile

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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