Bank Mutual Corporation (NASDAQ: BKMU) is one of 207 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Bank Mutual Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Bank Mutual Corporation has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bank Mutual Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.74, suggesting that their average share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.1% of Bank Mutual Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.0% of Bank Mutual Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Bank Mutual Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bank Mutual Corporation 14.77% 5.67% 0.61%
Bank Mutual Corporation Competitors 19.73% 8.36% 0.88%

Dividends

Bank Mutual Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Bank Mutual Corporation pays out 61.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 35.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bank Mutual Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Bank Mutual Corporation $95.97 million N/A 28.33
Bank Mutual Corporation Competitors N/A N/A 25.68

Bank Mutual Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Bank Mutual Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bank Mutual Corporation 0 2 0 0 2.00
Bank Mutual Corporation Competitors 373 2889 2367 69 2.37

Bank Mutual Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $10.50, suggesting a potential upside of 2.94%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 0.06%. Given Bank Mutual Corporation’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Bank Mutual Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Bank Mutual Corporation competitors beat Bank Mutual Corporation on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

About Bank Mutual Corporation

Bank Mutual Corporation is a savings and loan holding company. The Company owns Bank Mutual (the Bank), a federally-chartered savings bank. The Bank is engaged in the business of community banking, which includes attracting deposits from and making loans to the general public and private businesses, as well as governmental and non-profit entities. In addition to deposits, the Bank obtains funds through borrowings from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Chicago. These funding sources are used to originate loans, including commercial and industrial loans, multi-family residential loans, non-residential commercial real estate loans, one- to four-family loans, home equity loans and other consumer loans. The Bank also purchases and/or participates in loans from third-party financial institutions and is a seller of residential loans in the secondary market. It also invests in mortgage-related and other investment securities.

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