Contrasting Baylake (BYLK) & Its Competitors

Baylake (NASDAQ: BYLK) is one of 308 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Baylake to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Baylake and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Baylake 10.34% 4.05% 0.43%
Baylake Competitors 18.52% 8.28% 0.93%

Dividends

Baylake pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Baylake pays out 42.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.9% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Baylake and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Baylake 0 0 0 0 N/A
Baylake Competitors 2233 8585 8673 349 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 8.09%. Given Baylake’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Baylake has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Baylake and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Baylake N/A N/A 20.51
Baylake Competitors $5.61 billion $844.63 million 415.92

Baylake’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Baylake. Baylake 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.

Risk and Volatility

Baylake has a beta of 3.79, meaning that its stock price is 279% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Baylake’s competitors have a beta of 0.80, meaning that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Baylake competitors beat Baylake on 9 of the 11 factors compared.

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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