UBS (NYSE: UBS) and Itau Corpbanca (NYSE:ITCB) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares UBS and Itau Corpbanca’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|UBS||$43.95 billion||1.51||$1.07 billion||$0.29||59.45|
|Itau Corpbanca||$2.86 billion||1.14||$88.47 million||N/A||N/A|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
36.7% of UBS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.6% of Itau Corpbanca shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of UBS shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for UBS and Itau Corpbanca, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
UBS pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Itau Corpbanca does not pay a dividend. UBS pays out 206.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Volatility and Risk
UBS has a beta of 1.3, suggesting that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Itau Corpbanca has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares UBS and Itau Corpbanca’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
UBS beats Itau Corpbanca on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
UBS Company Profile
UBS Group AG is a holding company and conducts its operations through UBS AG and its subsidiaries. The Company comprises Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. Wealth Management division provides advice and tailored financial services to wealthy private clients around the world, except those served by Wealth Management Americas. Wealth Management Americas division is a wealth manager in the Americas in terms of financial advisor productivity and invested assets by financial advisor. Personal & Corporate Banking division provides financial products and services to private, corporate and institutional clients in Switzerland. Asset Management division provides investment management products and services, platform solutions and advisory support. Investment Bank division provides investment advice, financial solutions and capital markets access.
Itau Corpbanca Company Profile
Itau Corpbanca is a Chile-based financial institution (the Bank) engaged in the banking sector. The Bank operates in seven segments: Large, Corporate and Real Estate Companies, which includes companies that belong to major economic groups and specific industries; Companies, which includes leasing, factoring and other financial services for business customers; Traditional and Private Banking, which offers checking accounts, consumer loans, credit cards and mortgage loans; Lower Income Retail Banking, corresponding to operations of Banco Condell, which offers consumer loans, credit cards and mortgage loans; Treasury and International, which comprises treasury activities, such as financial management and funding; Non-Banking Financial Services, which provides services rendered by its subsidiaries, including insurance brokerage, financial advisory and securities brokerage, and Colombia, which includes commercial and retail banking services provided by CorpBanca Colombia and Helm Bank.
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