Critical Contrast: MFC Bancorp (MFCB) and Bancolombia (CIB)

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MFC Bancorp (NYSE:MFCB) and Bancolombia (NYSE:CIB) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MFC Bancorp and Bancolombia’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MFC Bancorp $107.82 million 1.50 $86.62 million N/A N/A
Bancolombia $6.18 billion 1.76 $797.66 million N/A N/A

Bancolombia has higher revenue and earnings than MFC Bancorp.

Dividends

Bancolombia pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. MFC Bancorp does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares MFC Bancorp and Bancolombia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MFC Bancorp N/A N/A N/A
Bancolombia 15.03% 11.81% 1.40%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

29.9% of MFC Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.3% of Bancolombia shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of MFC Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

MFC Bancorp has a beta of 1.1, indicating that its share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bancolombia has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for MFC Bancorp and Bancolombia, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MFC Bancorp 0 1 0 0 2.00
Bancolombia 2 1 2 0 2.00

Summary

Bancolombia beats MFC Bancorp on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MFC Bancorp

MFC Bancorp Ltd., a merchant banking company, provides various financial services for corporations and institutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Merchant Banking and All Other. The company specializes in markets that are not adequately addressed by traditional sources of supply and finance, with focus on providing solutions for small and medium sized enterprises. It offers bank guarantees, letters of credit, factoring, other financing transactions, proprietary investing and advisory services, and merchant banking products and services. The company also holds various production assets, including a zinc alloy processing facility located in Slovakia; a natural gas power plant located in Alberta, Canada and a hydro-electric power plant located in Africa; a non-ferrous rolling mill in Germany; and a natural gas production and processing facility in Alberta, Canada, as well as a mining sub-lease of the lands upon which the Wabush iron ore mine is situated in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. In addition, it has interests in the hydrocarbon interests located in west central Alberta, Canada; and is involved in business activities related to medical equipment, instruments, supplies, and services. The company was formerly known as MFC Industrial Ltd. and changed its name to MFC Bancorp Ltd. in July 2017. MFC Bancorp Ltd. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

About Bancolombia

Bancolombia S.A. provides various banking products and services to individual, corporate, and government customers in Colombia, Latin America, and the Caribbean region. The company operates in nine segments: Banking Colombia, Banking Panama, Banking El Salvador, Banking Guatemala, Trust, Investment Banking, Brokerage, Off Shore, and All Other. It offers checking and savings accounts, fixed term deposits, and investment products; trade financing, loans funded by domestic development banks, working capital loans, credit cards, personal and vehicle loans, payroll loans, overdrafts, and financing for industrial projects; mortgage banking and factoring services; and financial and operating leasing services. The company also provides capital market products, including futures, forwards, options, and swaps; and brokerage, investment advisory, and private banking services, including selling and distributing equities, futures, foreign currencies, fixed income securities, mutual funds, and structured products. In addition, it offers cash management services; foreign currency transaction services; and life, auto, commercial, and homeowner's insurance products. Further, the company provides investment banking services comprising project and acquisition finance, debt and equity capital markets, principal investments, merger and acquisition, restructurings, and structured corporate lending; trust and asset management services, such as money market accounts, mutual and pension funds, private equity funds, payment trust, custody, and corporate trust; digital banking and revolving credit facility services. Additionally, it is involved in transportation, real estate brokerage, maintenance and remodeling, advertising and marketing, and outsourcing activities. The company operates 1,153 branches, 10,349 banking correspondents, and 590 mobile service spots; 227 kiosks; and 5,630 automatic teller machines. Bancolombia S.A. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in MedellĂ­n, Colombia.

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