HANG SENG BK LT/S (OTCMKTS:HSNGY) and NORDEA Bk AB SW/S (OTCMKTS:NRDBY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.
Risk and Volatility
HANG SENG BK LT/S has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NORDEA Bk AB SW/S has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.
HANG SENG BK LT/S pays an annual dividend of $0.63 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. NORDEA Bk AB SW/S pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.4%. HANG SENG BK LT/S pays out 39.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares HANG SENG BK LT/S and NORDEA Bk AB SW/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|HANG SENG BK LT/S||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|NORDEA Bk AB SW/S||12.31%||4.02%||0.22%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.0% of HANG SENG BK LT/S shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of NORDEA Bk AB SW/S shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares HANG SENG BK LT/S and NORDEA Bk AB SW/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|HANG SENG BK LT/S||$11.87 billion||3.24||$3.09 billion||$1.59||12.64|
|NORDEA Bk AB SW/S||$13.11 billion||2.16||$3.63 billion||N/A||N/A|
NORDEA Bk AB SW/S has higher revenue and earnings than HANG SENG BK LT/S.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for HANG SENG BK LT/S and NORDEA Bk AB SW/S, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|HANG SENG BK LT/S||0||1||2||0||2.67|
|NORDEA Bk AB SW/S||0||2||0||0||2.00|
NORDEA Bk AB SW/S beats HANG SENG BK LT/S on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About HANG SENG BK LT/S
Hang Seng Bank Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides various banking and related financial services to individual, corporate, commercial, small and medium-sized enterprise, and institutional customers in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Other. The company offers personal banking services, including current and savings accounts, mortgages and personal loans, credit cards, and insurance and wealth management services, as well as consumer lending services. It also provides corporate lending, trade and receivable finance, payments and cash management, treasury and foreign exchange, general insurance, key-person insurance, investment, and corporate wealth management services, as well as general banking, interest rate, money market, structured, derivative products, etc. In addition, the company offers trustee, nominee, retirement benefit and life assurance, fund management, stock broking, and property management services, as well as index compilation and licensing; fund raising and sales; and asset management services. It operates approximately 280 service outlets in Hong Kong; branches in Macau and Singapore; and a representative office in Taipei. Hang Seng Bank Limited, through its subsidiary, Hang Seng Bank (China) Limited, operates a mainland China network with outlets in the Pearl River delta, the Yangtze River delta, the Bohai Rim region, and Midwest China. The company was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Central, Hong Kong. Hang Seng Bank Limited is a subsidiary of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.
About NORDEA Bk AB SW/S
Nordea Bank Abp provides various banking products and services for personal customers, small and medium businesses, and corporates and financial institutions in Europe. It operates through Personal Banking, Commercial & Business Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Wealth Management segments. It offers personal banking products comprising corporate and household deposits; and household mortgage and consumer loans, as well as loans to corporates. The company also provides business banking services; transaction banking services consisting of cards, trade finance, cash management, and mobile- and ecommerce; and investment credits, working capital, and consumer credits. In addition, it offers a range of financing, cash management and payment services, investment banking, capital markets products, and securities services; manages customers' assets and provides financial advice to high net worth individuals and institutional investors; and provides a range of pension, endowment, and risk products. Further, the company offers trade finance services; and online and mobile banking services. It operates approximately 450 branches. The company was founded in 1820 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.
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