Reviewing Societe Generale (SCGLY) & GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR (OTCMKTS:GBOOY)

Societe Generale (OTCMKTS:SCGLY) and GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR (OTCMKTS:GBOOY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Societe Generale and GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Societe Generale 3 5 1 0 1.78
GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Societe Generale presently has a consensus price target of $44.50, suggesting a potential upside of 672.57%. Given Societe Generale’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Societe Generale is more favorable than GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Societe Generale 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
Societe Generale $29.77 billion 0.78 $4.56 billion $1.16 4.97
GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR $6.80 billion 2.39 $1.27 billion N/A N/A

Societe Generale has higher revenue and earnings than GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR.

Dividends

Societe Generale pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.3%. GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.82 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Societe Generale pays out 36.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Societe Generale has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.8% of Societe Generale shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Societe Generale 14.59% 6.16% 0.31%
GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Societe Generale beats GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Societe Generale Company Profile

Société Générale Société anonyme provides financial services in Europe and internationally. Its primary businesses include French retail banking; international retail banking, insurance, and financial services; and global banking and investor solutions. The company offers retail banking services to individual customers, professionals, and businesses and non-profit clients under the Societe Generale, Crédit du Nord, and Boursorama Banque brands; and international retail banking and consumer credit services to individual and corporate customers in Europe, Russia, the Mediterranean Basin, and Sub-Saharan Africa. It also provides life, retirement savings scheme, personal protection, group retirement, dependence, annuity, auto and home, personal accident, school, and other insurance products; vehicle leasing and fleet management services; and vendor and equipment finance services. In addition, the company assists corporates, financial institutions, public sector institutions, and family offices in terms of investments, strategic advisory, capital raising, and capital structure optimization; and offers structured finance, and investment and risk management solutions. Further, it provides access to market through solutions equities, fixed income and currencies, commodities, and alternative investments; private banking services, including asset allocation, portfolio management, funds, markets, and wealth management solutions to high net worth individuals; and asset management solutions. Additionally, the company offers securities services, such as clearing, custody and trustee, liquidity management, fund administration and asset servicing, fund distribution, and global issuer services. Société Générale Société anonyme was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

GRUPO FINANCIER/ADR Company Profile

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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