Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp (BKYF) and America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. (ATAX) Critical Review

Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp (NASDAQ: BKYF) and America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. (NASDAQ:ATAX) are both financials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp and America First Multifamily Investors, L.P., 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
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. 0 1 0 0 2.00

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. has a consensus target price of $6.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.64%. Given America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. is more favorable than Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp and America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.’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
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. N/A N/A N/A $0.32 19.06

Insider & Institutional Ownership

6.7% of America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.2%. Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp does not pay a dividend. America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. pays out 156.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp and America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp 21.85% 8.12% 0.86%
America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. 33.34% 6.63% 2.09%

Summary

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. beats Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp on 6 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 America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. is engaged in acquiring, holding, selling and dealing with a portfolio of mortgage revenue bonds, which have been issued to provide construction and/or permanent financing for multifamily and student housing (collectively Residential Properties) and commercial properties. Its segments are Mortgage Revenue Bond Investments, MF Properties, Public Housing Capital Fund Trusts and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) Investments. Its Mortgage Revenue Bond Investments segment consists of its portfolio of mortgage revenue bonds, which have been issued to provide construction and/or permanent financing for the residential properties and a commercial property. The MF Properties segment consists of indirect equity interests in multifamily, student housing, and senior citizen residential properties, which are not financed by mortgage revenue bonds held by the Company, but which it intends to finance by such bonds through a restructuring.

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