MFC Bancorp (NYSE:MFCB) and GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR (OTCMKTS:GBOOY) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

29.9% of MFC Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of MFC Bancorp 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MFC Bancorp and GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MFC Bancorp $107.82 million 1.77 $86.62 million N/A N/A
GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR $9.88 billion 1.54 $1.67 billion N/A N/A

GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than MFC Bancorp.


This table compares MFC Bancorp and GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MFC Bancorp N/A N/A N/A
GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR 18.73% 19.67% 2.14%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for MFC Bancorp and GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MFC Bancorp 0 1 0 0 2.00


GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. MFC Bancorp does not pay a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

MFC Bancorp has a beta of 0.68, indicating that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.


GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR beats MFC Bancorp on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

MFC Bancorp Company Profile

MFC Bancorp Ltd., a merchant banking company, provides various financial services for corporations and institutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Merchant Banking and All Other. The company specializes in markets that are not adequately addressed by traditional sources of supply and finance, with focus on providing solutions for small and medium sized enterprises. It offers bank guarantees, letters of credit, factoring, other financing transactions, proprietary investing and advisory services, and merchant banking products and services. The company also holds various production assets, including a zinc alloy processing facility located in Slovakia; a natural gas power plant located in Alberta, Canada and a hydro-electric power plant located in Africa; a non-ferrous rolling mill in Germany; and a natural gas production and processing facility in Alberta, Canada, as well as a mining sub-lease of the lands upon which the Wabush iron ore mine is situated in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. In addition, it has interests in the hydrocarbon interests located in west central Alberta, Canada; and is involved in business activities related to medical equipment, instruments, supplies, and services. The company was formerly known as MFC Industrial Ltd. and changed its name to MFC Bancorp Ltd. in July 2017. MFC Bancorp Ltd. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.


Grupo Financiero Banorte, S.A.B. de C.V., through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services in Mexico. It offers deposits, which include demand deposits, term deposits, money market accounts, and investment funds; and credit products comprising credit cards, car loans, payroll loans, and mortgages. The company also provides services for banking, brokerage, warehousing, leasing, and factoring services, as well as Internet banking, mobile banking, and call center services. In addition, it engages in long term savings, insurance, and international banking businesses. The company operates through a network of approximately 1,148 branches, 7,911 ATMs, 26,131 correspondents, and 165,441 point of sale terminals. Grupo Financiero Banorte, S.A.B. de C.V. was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Santa Fe, Mexico.

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