Comparing Porter Bancorp (PBIB) and Bank Of Kentucky Financial (BKYF)

Porter Bancorp (NASDAQ: PBIB) and Bank Of Kentucky Financial (NASDAQ:BKYF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Porter Bancorp and Bank Of Kentucky Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Porter Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bank Of Kentucky Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Porter Bancorp and Bank Of Kentucky Financial’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Porter Bancorp $42.38 million 1.96 -$2.75 million $6.14 2.24
Bank Of Kentucky Financial N/A N/A N/A $2.30 22.17

Bank Of Kentucky Financial has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Porter Bancorp. Porter Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bank Of Kentucky Financial, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Porter Bancorp 90.63% 18.48% 0.68%
Bank Of Kentucky Financial 21.85% 8.12% 0.86%

Risk and Volatility

Porter Bancorp has a beta of 1.49, meaning that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bank Of Kentucky Financial has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

14.3% of Porter Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 28.0% of Porter Bancorp shares are held 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.

Summary

Porter Bancorp beats Bank Of Kentucky Financial on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Porter Bancorp Company Profile

Porter Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, PBI Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a community bank with a range of commercial and personal banking products. It offers retail and commercial deposit products. It offers drive-in banking facilities, automatic teller machines, night depository, personalized checks, credit cards, debit cards, Internet banking, mobile banking, treasury management services, remote deposit services, electronic funds transfers through automated clearing house services, domestic and foreign wire transfers, cash management, vault services, and loan and deposit sweep accounts. It operates banking offices in approximately 12 counties in Kentucky. Its markets include metropolitan Louisville in Jefferson County and the surrounding counties of Henry and Bullitt. It serves south central Kentucky and southern Kentucky from banking offices in Butler, Green, Hart, Edmonson, Barren, Warren, Ohio and Daviess Counties.

Bank Of Kentucky Financial Company Profile

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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