Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) versus Nordea Bank Abp (OTCMKTS:NRDBY) Critical Survey

Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCHGet Rating) and Nordea Bank Abp (OTCMKTS:NRDBYGet Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Banco de Chile and Nordea Bank Abp’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Banco de Chile $3.33 billion 2.78 $1.24 billion $3.67 5.01
Nordea Bank Abp $11.62 billion 3.35 $4.30 billion $0.94 11.21

Nordea Bank Abp has higher revenue and earnings than Banco de Chile. Banco de Chile is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Nordea Bank Abp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Banco de Chile and Nordea Bank Abp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Banco de Chile 52.75% 35.03% 3.02%
Nordea Bank Abp 32.08% 12.23% 0.64%

Volatility & Risk

Banco de Chile has a beta of 0.38, suggesting that its stock price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nordea Bank Abp has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Banco de Chile and Nordea Bank Abp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Banco de Chile 0 5 2 0 2.29
Nordea Bank Abp 0 5 5 0 2.50

Banco de Chile presently has a consensus price target of $23.00, suggesting a potential upside of 25.20%. Nordea Bank Abp has a consensus price target of $10.58, suggesting a potential upside of 0.33%. Given Banco de Chile’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Banco de Chile is more favorable than Nordea Bank Abp.

Dividends

Banco de Chile pays an annual dividend of $1.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. Nordea Bank Abp pays an annual dividend of $0.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Banco de Chile pays out 28.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Nordea Bank Abp pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Banco de Chile has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Banco de Chile is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.1% of Banco de Chile shares are held by institutional investors. 5.9% of Banco de Chile shares are held by insiders. 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.

Summary

Banco de Chile beats Nordea Bank Abp on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Banco de Chile

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Banco de Chile, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to customers in Chile. It operates through Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Treasury and Money Market segments. The company offers deposit products, such as checking accounts, current accounts, demand deposits and accounts, saving accounts, and time deposits; commercial, mortgage, consumer, working capital, syndicated, and installment loans; and credit cards. It also provides leasing, factoring, and foreign trade services; international and treasury banking services; and financial advisory services. In addition, the company offers liquidity management services, debt instruments, and derivative contracts and leases, as well as financial transaction and currency trading services; and securities brokerage, mutual funds management, wholesale customer, investment banking and management, and insurance brokerage services. As of December 31, 2021, it operated through a network of 272 branches and 1,761 ATMs. The company serves individuals, small and medium-sized companies, corporate clients, and large companies. Banco de Chile was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.

About Nordea Bank Abp

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Nordea Bank Abp offers banking products and services in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, and internationally. It operates through Personal Banking, Business Banking, Large Corporates and Institutions, and Asset and Wealth Management segments. The Personal Banking segment provides various financial services to household customers through internet and mobile banking, over the phone, online meetings, and branch offices. The Business Banking segment offers payments, cash management, cards, working capital management, and finance solutions to corporate and personal customers. The Large Corporates and Institutions segment provides financing, cash management and payment, investment banking, and securities services, as well as capital market products to corporate and institutional customers. The Asset and Wealth Management segment offers investment, savings, and risk management solutions to high net worth individuals and institutional investors. This segment also offers life and pensions products and services. The company was founded in 1820 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

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