Danske Bank As (OTCMKTS: DNKEY) is one of 137 publicly-traded companies in the “National commercial banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Danske Bank As to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability and valuation.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.1% of Danske Bank As shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.0% of shares of all “National commercial banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.9% of shares of all “National commercial banks” companies are held by insiders. 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.
This table compares Danske Bank As and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Danske Bank As||$7.31 billion||$3.05 billion||11.00|
|Danske Bank As Competitors||$7.03 billion||$1.20 billion||16.37|
Danske Bank As has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Danske Bank As is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Volatility and Risk
Danske Bank As has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Danske Bank As’ peers have a beta of 0.73, indicating that their average stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Danske Bank As and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Danske Bank As||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Danske Bank As Competitors||976||4656||4394||218||2.38|
As a group, “National commercial banks” companies have a potential upside of 7.90%. Given Danske Bank As’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Danske Bank As has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares Danske Bank As and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Danske Bank As||42.27%||12.63%||0.58%|
|Danske Bank As Competitors||-8.04%||-9.42%||0.25%|
Danske Bank As pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Danske Bank As pays out 33.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “National commercial banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 36.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Danske Bank As is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Danske Bank As beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Danske Bank As Company Profile
Danske Bank A/S is engaged in providing payment services, trading in securities and other instruments, depositing of surplus liquidity and provision of short- and long-term financing. Its segments include Personal Banking, Business Banking, Corporates & Institutions, Wealth Management, Northern Ireland, Non-core and Other Activities. The Personal Banking segment provides personal advice that addresses its customers’ individual needs. The Business Banking segment offers solutions within financing, investing, cash management and risk management. The Corporates & Institutions segment provides strategic advice, financial solutions and products. The Wealth Management segment offers a range of products and services within pension savings and wealth and asset management. The Northern Ireland segment serves personal and business customers. The Non-core segment consists of loans to customers in Ireland. The Bank’s Other Activities include its treasury and support functions.
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