ST BK CORP/SH SH (OTCMKTS:SBAZ) and Swedbank (OTCMKTS:SWDBY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Swedbank shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for ST BK CORP/SH SH and Swedbank, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ST BK CORP/SH SH 0 0 0 0 N/A
Swedbank 1 2 0 0 1.67


This table compares ST BK CORP/SH SH and Swedbank’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ST BK CORP/SH SH 23.04% 12.25% 1.28%
Swedbank 35.83% 15.58% 0.84%

Volatility & Risk

ST BK CORP/SH SH has a beta of 0.39, suggesting that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Swedbank has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ST BK CORP/SH SH and Swedbank’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ST BK CORP/SH SH $33.94 million 3.65 $7.82 million N/A N/A
Swedbank $5.86 billion 2.47 $2.08 billion N/A N/A

Swedbank has higher revenue and earnings than ST BK CORP/SH SH.


Swedbank beats ST BK CORP/SH SH on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

ST BK CORP/SH SH Company Profile

State Bank Corp. engages in the provision of deposit and loan products through its subsidiary. It offers its products to individuals, businesses and professionals throughout Arizona. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Lake Havasu City, AZ.

Swedbank Company Profile

Swedbank AB (publ) provides various banking products and services to private, corporate, and organizational customers. The company operates through Swedish Banking, Baltic Banking, and Large Corporates & Institutions segments. It offers deposit and lending products; guarantees; non-life insurance products; brokerage and other securities; real estate brokerage; and asset management, financing, and life insurance and pension services. The company also offers investments and trading services, including equity, currency, fixed income, and equity trading services, as well as structured products; advisory and investment banking products and services, such as corporate financing, debt capital market, and loans and syndication services; and transaction banking services, such as cash management, trade finance, securities, commercial payments, account, and clearing and settlement services. In addition, it provides private banking products and services, such as saving accounts, credit and debit cards, mortgage finance, and investment advice, as well as trades in derivatives; and telephone, Internet, and mobile banking services. The company has 186 branches in Sweden, 33 branches in Estonia, 33 in Latvia, and 59 in Lithuania. It also operates in Norway, Finland, Denmark, Luxembourg, China, the United States, and South Africa. The company was formerly known as ForeningsSparbanken AB and changed its name to Swedbank AB (publ) in September 2006. Swedbank AB (publ) was founded in 1820 and is headquartered in Sundbyberg, Sweden.

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