WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WSFS) and Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp (NASDAQ:BKYF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Dividends

WSFS Financial Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp does not pay a dividend. WSFS Financial Corporation pays out 12.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for WSFS Financial Corporation and Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WSFS Financial Corporation 0 0 3 0 3.00
Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

WSFS Financial Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $51.33, suggesting a potential upside of 12.20%. Given WSFS Financial Corporation’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe WSFS Financial Corporation is more favorable than Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

78.4% of WSFS Financial Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.9% of WSFS Financial Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares WSFS Financial Corporation and Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WSFS Financial Corporation 19.96% 10.44% 1.08%
Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp 21.85% 8.12% 0.86%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares WSFS Financial Corporation and Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
WSFS Financial Corporation $307.38 million 4.68 $69.12 million $2.20 20.80
Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

WSFS Financial Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp.

Summary

WSFS Financial Corporation beats Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

WSFS Financial Corporation Company Profile

WSFS Financial Corporation is a savings and loan holding company. The Company’s subsidiary is Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB (WSFS Bank or the Bank), which is the bank and trust company. It operates in three segments: WSFS Bank, Cash Connect and Wealth Management. The WSFS Bank segment provides loans and other financial products to commercial and retail customers. Its Cash Connect segment provides automated teller machine (ATM) services through strategic partnerships with several of the network, manufacturers and service providers in the ATM industry. The Wealth Management segment provides a range of fiduciary, investment management, credit and deposit products to clients. Its banking business is commercial lending funded by customer-generated deposits. It also offers a range of consumer loan products, retail securities and insurance brokerage services. Its subsidiaries include WSFS Wealth Investments, 1832 Holdings, Inc., Monarch and West Capital Management.

Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp 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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