Metro Bank (OTCMKTS:MBNKF) and CR AGRICOLE S A/ADR (OTCMKTS:CRARY) Head-To-Head Comparison

Metro Bank (OTCMKTS:MBNKF) and CR AGRICOLE S A/ADR (OTCMKTS:CRARY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Metro Bank and CR AGRICOLE S A/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Metro Bank 1 2 0 0 1.67
CR AGRICOLE S A/ADR 0 1 2 0 2.67

Dividends

CR AGRICOLE S A/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Metro Bank does not pay a dividend. CR AGRICOLE S A/ADR pays out 32.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Metro Bank and CR AGRICOLE S A/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Metro Bank $344.86 million 1.75 N/A N/A N/A
CR AGRICOLE S A/ADR $23.19 billion 1.46 $5.17 billion $0.82 7.24

CR AGRICOLE S A/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Metro Bank.

Profitability

This table compares Metro Bank and CR AGRICOLE S A/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Metro Bank N/A N/A N/A
CR AGRICOLE S A/ADR 22.28% 6.75% 0.27%

Risk & Volatility

Metro Bank has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CR AGRICOLE S A/ADR has a beta of 1.47, suggesting that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.4% of Metro Bank shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of CR AGRICOLE S A/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. 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.

Summary

CR AGRICOLE S A/ADR beats Metro Bank on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Metro Bank Company Profile

Metro Bank PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides retail and commercial banking services in the United Kingdom. The company offers personal banking products and services, including current and savings accounts; residential mortgages; credit cards and personal loans; and safe deposit box services. It also provides business banking products and services comprising business bank, commercial and community current, foreign currency, and insolvency practitioner accounts; deposit accounts, including business and community instant access deposit and fixed term deposit, client premium and flexible client term deposit, and business notice accounts; business and commercial loans and overdrafts, business credit cards, asset financing, invoice financing, and enterprise finance guarantee scheme. Metro Bank PLC was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

CR AGRICOLE S A/ADR Company Profile

Crédit Agricole S.A. provides retail, corporate, insurance, and investment banking products and services worldwide. It operates through five segments: Asset Gathering; French Retail Banking – LCL; International Retail Banking; Specialised Financial Services; and Large Customers. The company offers payment instruments, loans, and saving products; savings/retirement, death and disability/creditor/group, and property and casualty insurance products; and expertise and investment solutions for active, passive, real estate, and alternative asset management. It also provides wealth management services that allow individual customers to manage, protect, and transfer their assets; and consumer finance and flow management services. In addition, the company offers financing solutions for property and equipment investment and renewal requirements; trade receivable financing and management solutions for corporates; and financing services for renewable energy and public infrastructure projects, as well as leasing services. Further, it provides investment banking, structured finance, international trade finance, commercial banking, capital market, and syndication services; and asset servicing solutions for investment products, as well as various asset classes, such as execution, clearing, custody, fund administration, middle-office, forex, security lending and borrowing, and fund distribution support and services to issuers. Crédit Agricole S.A. serves retail and corporate customers, banks and financial institutions, government agencies, and local authorities. The company is based in Montrouge, France. Crédit Agricole S.A. is a subsidiary of SAS Rue La Boétie.

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