DBS GRP HOLDING/S (OTCMKTS:DBSDY) and CBTX (NASDAQ:CBTX) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.


This table compares DBS GRP HOLDING/S and CBTX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DBS GRP HOLDING/S 31.68% 11.25% 1.04%
CBTX 31.19% 10.14% 1.51%


DBS GRP HOLDING/S pays an annual dividend of $4.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. CBTX pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. CBTX pays out 21.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

29.1% of CBTX shares are held by institutional investors. 29.2% of CBTX shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

DBS GRP HOLDING/S has a beta of 0.99, meaning that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CBTX has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for DBS GRP HOLDING/S and CBTX, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DBS GRP HOLDING/S 0 2 0 0 2.00
CBTX 0 2 0 0 2.00

CBTX has a consensus price target of $35.00, suggesting a potential upside of 27.13%. Given CBTX’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CBTX is more favorable than DBS GRP HOLDING/S.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares DBS GRP HOLDING/S and CBTX’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DBS GRP HOLDING/S $11.09 billion 4.20 $3.17 billion N/A N/A
CBTX $137.51 million 5.21 $47.29 million $1.89 14.57

DBS GRP HOLDING/S has higher revenue and earnings than CBTX.


DBS GRP HOLDING/S beats CBTX on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

DBS GRP HOLDING/S Company Profile

DBS Group Holdings Ltd provides financial products and services in Singapore, Hong Kong, rest of Greater China, South and Southeast Asia, and internationally. It operates through Consumer Banking/Wealth Management, Institutional Banking, Treasury Markets, and Others segments. The Consumer Banking/Wealth Management segment offers banking and related financial services, including current and savings accounts, fixed deposits, loans and home finance, cards, payments, investment, and insurance products for individual customers. The Institutional Banking segment provides financial services and products for bank and non-bank financial institutions, government-linked companies, large corporates, and small and medium sized businesses. Its products and services comprise short-term working capital financing and specialized lending; cash management, trade finance, and securities and fiduciary services; treasury and markets products; and corporate finance and advisory banking, as well as capital markets solutions. The Treasury Markets segment is involved in structuring, market-making, and trading in a range of treasury products. The Others segment offers stock trading and Islamic banking services. The company operates approximately 280 branches across 18 markets. DBS Group Holdings Ltd was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Singapore.

CBTX Company Profile

CBTX, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for CommunityBank of Texas, National Association that provides commercial banking solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, and professionals in the United States. The company offers various deposit products, including demand, savings, money market, and time accounts; and loans, such as commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate loans, construction and development loans, 1-4 family residential mortgage loans, multi-family residential loans, consumer loans, and agricultural loans. It also provides treasury and online banking services. CBTX, Inc. operates 35 banking locations, including 19 branches in Houston; 15 branches in Beaumont; and 1 branch in Dallas. The company was formerly known as CBFH, Inc. and changed its name to CBTX, Inc. in September 2017. CBTX, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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