Allegiance Bancshares (ABTX) & Shinhan Financial Group (NYSE:SHG) Head to Head Contrast

Shinhan Financial Group (NYSE: SHG) and Allegiance Bancshares (NASDAQ:ABTX) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Shinhan Financial Group and Allegiance Bancshares’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Shinhan Financial Group $11.01 billion 2.15 $2.50 billion $11.67 4.29
Allegiance Bancshares $108.05 million 4.81 $22.85 million $1.51 26.09

Shinhan Financial Group has higher revenue and earnings than Allegiance Bancshares. Shinhan Financial Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Allegiance Bancshares, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Shinhan Financial Group and Allegiance Bancshares’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Shinhan Financial Group 21.39% 9.91% 0.78%
Allegiance Bancshares 16.88% 6.91% 0.76%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Shinhan Financial Group and Allegiance Bancshares, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Shinhan Financial Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Allegiance Bancshares 0 1 1 0 2.50

Allegiance Bancshares has a consensus price target of $43.00, suggesting a potential upside of 9.14%. Given Allegiance Bancshares’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Allegiance Bancshares is more favorable than Shinhan Financial Group.

Risk & Volatility

Shinhan Financial Group has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allegiance Bancshares has a beta of 2.34, meaning that its share price is 134% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.3% of Shinhan Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.3% of Allegiance Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Shinhan Financial Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of Allegiance Bancshares shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Allegiance Bancshares beats Shinhan Financial Group on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Shinhan Financial Group

Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. (SFG) is a financial holding company. The Company operates through five segments: commercial banking services, which are provided by Shinhan Bank Co., Ltd. (Shinhan Bank); credit card services, which are provided by Shinhan Card Co., Ltd. (Shinhan Card); securities brokerage services, which are provided by Shinhan Investment Corp. (Shinhan Investment); life insurance services, which are provided by Shinhan Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (Shinhan Life Insurance), and other. The Company’s other services include leasing and equipment financing, regional banking services, savings banking services, loan collection and credit reporting, collective investment administrative services and financial system development services, as well as engaging in private equity investments through formation of private equity funds on a private placement basis. It also offers asset management services, including brokerage and trading of various securities.

About Allegiance Bancshares

Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiary, Allegiance Bank (the Bank), the Company provides a range of commercial banking services primarily to Houston metropolitan area-based small to medium-sized businesses, professionals and individual customers. In addition to banking during normal business hours, the Company offers extended drive-in hours, automated teller machines (ATMs) and banking by telephone, mail and Internet. The Company also provides debit card services, cash management services and wire transfer services, and offers night depository, direct deposits, cashier’s checks, letters of credit and mobile deposits. It also offers safe deposit boxes, automated teller machines, drive-in services and round the clock depository facilities. The Company maintains an Internet banking Website that allows customers to obtain account balances and transfer funds among accounts.

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