BNP PARIBAS/S (NYSE: KB) and KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares BNP PARIBAS/S and KB Financial Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BNP PARIBAS/S||$55.61 billion||1.35||$8.77 billion||$3.90||7.69|
|KB Financial Group||$13.29 billion||1.39||$3.10 billion||$7.43||6.18|
Risk and Volatility
BNP PARIBAS/S has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KB Financial Group has a beta of 1.24, meaning that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.
BNP PARIBAS/S pays an annual dividend of $1.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. KB Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $1.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. BNP PARIBAS/S pays out 38.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. KB Financial Group pays out 19.8% 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. KB Financial Group has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.9% of BNP PARIBAS/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.8% of KB Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 69.0% of KB Financial Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for BNP PARIBAS/S and KB Financial Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|KB Financial Group||0||1||0||0||2.00|
KB Financial Group has a consensus target price of $61.00, indicating a potential upside of 32.81%. Given KB Financial Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe KB Financial Group is more favorable than BNP PARIBAS/S.
This table compares BNP PARIBAS/S and KB Financial Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|KB Financial Group||22.13%||9.81%||0.75%|
KB Financial Group beats BNP PARIBAS/S on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
BNP PARIBAS/S Company Profile
BNP Paribas SA provides a range of banking and financial services in France and internationally. The company operates through two divisions, Retail Banking and Services; and Corporate and Institutional Banking. It offers long-term corporate vehicle leasing, and rental and other financing solutions; and digital banking and investment services, cash management, and factoring services to corporate clients, as well as wealth management services. The company also provides credit solutions for individuals under the Cetelem, Cofinoga, and Findomestic brand names; savings and protection solutions, including insuring individuals and their personal projects and assets; and asset management, private banking, and real estate services. In addition, it offers global market services, including investment, hedging, financing, and research across asset classes; security services comprising clearing, custody, and asset and fund services, as well as corporate trust, and market and financing services; and corporate trade and treasury, debt financing, specialized financing, strategic advisory, mergers and acquisition, and equity capital market services for institutional and corporate clients. The company was formerly known as Banque Nationale de Paris and changed its name to BNP Paribas SA in May 2000. BNP Paribas SA was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
KB Financial Group Company Profile
KB Financial Group Inc., a financial holding company, provides a range of banking and related financial services to consumers and corporations in South Korea and internationally. It operates through Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Other Banking Services, Securities Business, Non-life Insurance Business, Credit Card Business, and Life Insurance Business segments. The company offers deposit and credit products and services, and other related financial services to large, small, medium-sized enterprises and SOHOs, and individuals and households; and engages in trading in securities and derivatives, funding, and other supporting activities. It also provides investment banking, brokerage, and other supporting services; property and life insurance; and credit sale, cash service, and card loan services. In addition, the company offers foreign exchange transaction; financial investment; credit card and installment finance; security investment trust management and advisory; financial leasing; real estate trust management; capital investment; collection of receivables or credit investigation; software advisory, development, and supply; investment advisory and securities dealing; claim; management; asset-backed securitization; investment trust; trust asset management; and real estate services. KB Financial Group Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
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