Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT) is one of 331 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Farmers Capital Bank Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and risk.

Dividends

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation pays out 19.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Farmers Capital Bank Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Farmers Capital Bank Corporation $78.90 million N/A 19.90
Farmers Capital Bank Corporation Competitors N/A N/A 19.24

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Farmers Capital Bank Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Farmers Capital Bank Corporation 19.59% 8.77% 0.99%
Farmers Capital Bank Corporation Competitors 19.01% 8.81% 0.94%

Risk and Volatility

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Farmers Capital Bank Corporation’s peers have a beta of 0.79, meaning that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

51.6% of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Farmers Capital Bank Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Farmers Capital Bank Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00
Farmers Capital Bank Corporation Competitors 2095 8278 8377 324 2.36

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $40.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.85%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.77%. Given Farmers Capital Bank Corporation’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Farmers Capital Bank Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation peers beat Farmers Capital Bank Corporation on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation Company Profile

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation is a bank holding company headquartered in Frankfort, Kentucky. Their bank affiliate United Bank & Capital Trust Company operates 34 banking locations in 21 communities throughout Central and Northern Kentucky.

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