Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) and ERSTE GRP BK A/S (OTCMKTS:EBKDY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and ERSTE GRP BK A/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria||$20.46 billion||1.74||$6.29 billion||$0.88||6.08|
|ERSTE GRP BK A/S||$10.73 billion||1.49||$2.12 billion||N/A||N/A|
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has higher revenue and earnings than ERSTE GRP BK A/S.
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. ERSTE GRP BK A/S pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria pays out 33.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
2.9% of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of ERSTE GRP BK A/S shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ERSTE GRP BK A/S has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and ERSTE GRP BK A/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria||23.14%||9.80%||0.75%|
|ERSTE GRP BK A/S||15.25%||9.39%||0.74%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and ERSTE GRP BK A/S, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria||2||3||2||0||2.00|
|ERSTE GRP BK A/S||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria beats ERSTE GRP BK A/S on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides retail and wholesale banking, asset management, and private banking services. The company accepts various deposits, such as current and savings accounts, term deposits, subordinated deposits, and other accounts. It also offers loan products; and foreclosed real-estate assets from residential mortgages and developers, as well as lending to developers. In addition, the company provides credit cards; and corporate and business banking, corporate and investment banking, and insurance. It operates in Spain, Mexico, South America, the United States, Turkey, Asia-Pacific, and rest of Europe. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. was founded in 1857 and is headquartered in Bilbao, Spain.
About ERSTE GRP BK A/S
Erste Group Bank AG provides a range of banking and other financial services to the retail and corporate customers in Austria, Central and Eastern Europe, and internationally. The company operates through Retail, Corporates, Group Markets, Asset/Liability Management and Local Corporate Center, Savings Banks, Group Corporate Center, and Intragroup Elimination segments. It offers savings and current accounts, mortgage and consumer loans, working capital finance, accounts receivable purchasing, structured trade finance, and supply chain finance services; loan syndication services; letters of credit, guarantees, investment finance, acquisition and leveraged finance, commercial real estate finance, buyer's credit, and revolving export credit lines; liquidity management; and hedging and documentary collection services. The company also provides private banking, asset management, investment banking, securities and derivatives trading, portfolio management, project finance, foreign trade financing, corporate finance, capital market and money market, foreign exchange trading, and leasing and factoring services; phone, online, and mobile banking services; and leasing, insurance, investment, and building society products, as well as credit cards. In addition, it offers real estate development and lending; advisory services related to acquisition, divestment, and merger, as well as risk management; analysis services for stock, bond, and commodity markets; and custody and brokerage services. The company operates through 2,565 branches in seven countries. Erste Group Bank AG was founded in 1819 and is headquartered in Vienna, Austria.
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