Contrasting Baylake (BYLK) & Its Rivals

Baylake (NASDAQ: BYLK) is one of 297 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Baylake to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Baylake N/A N/A 20.51
Baylake Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 375.95

Baylake’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Baylake. Baylake is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Baylake has a beta of 3.79, suggesting that its share price is 279% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Baylake’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Baylake and its rivals’ 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 19.00% 8.48% 0.95%


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 34.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Baylake and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Baylake 0 0 0 0 N/A
Baylake Competitors 2190 8502 8509 335 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.42%. Given Baylake’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Baylake has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


Baylake rivals 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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