ING Group, N.V. (NYSE: ING) is one of 327 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare ING Group, N.V. to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ING Group, N.V. and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
ING Group, N.V. $21.03 billion N/A 14.35
ING Group, N.V. Competitors N/A N/A 18.64

ING Group, N.V. 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 & Risk

ING Group, N.V. has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ING Group, N.V.’s peers have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.9% of ING Group, N.V. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares ING Group, N.V. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ING Group, N.V. 26.05% 10.85% 0.61%
ING Group, N.V. Competitors 19.00% 8.86% 0.94%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for ING Group, N.V. and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ING Group, N.V. 0 3 4 0 2.57
ING Group, N.V. Competitors 2005 7977 8148 312 2.37

ING Group, N.V. presently has a consensus target price of $15.00, indicating a potential downside of 18.96%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.97%. Given ING Group, N.V.’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ING Group, N.V. has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

ING Group, N.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.61 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. ING Group, N.V. pays out 47.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 36.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

About ING Group, N.V.

ING Groep N.V. (ING) is a financial institution. The Company offers banking services. The Company’s segments include Retail Netherlands, which offers current and savings accounts, business lending, mortgages and other consumer lending in the Netherlands; Retail Belgium, which offers products that are similar to those in the Netherlands; Retail Germany, which offers current and savings accounts, mortgages and other customer lending; Retail Other, which offers products that are similar to those in the Netherlands, and Wholesale Banking, which offers wholesale banking activities (a full range of products from cash management to corporate finance), real estate and lease. The Company’s Retail Banking business lines provide products and services to individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-corporates. ING’s banking activities in Australia are undertaken by ING Bank (Australia) Limited (trading as ING Direct) and ING Bank NV Sydney Branch.

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