Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ: BBVA) and Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE:MFG) are both large-cap financials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA and Mizuho Financial Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA $25.95 billion 2.24 N/A N/A N/A
Mizuho Financial Group $23.64 billion 0.64 $1.77 billion $0.43 8.53

Mizuho Financial Group has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA.

Profitability

This table compares Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA and Mizuho Financial Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA 17.53% 9.26% 0.80%
Mizuho Financial Group 18.09% 5.92% 0.27%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA and Mizuho Financial Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA 3 1 2 0 1.83
Mizuho Financial Group 0 2 0 0 2.00

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.3% of Mizuho Financial Group shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA beats Mizuho Financial Group on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA Company Profile

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) is a diversified financial company engaged in retail banking, wholesale banking, asset management and private banking. Its segments include Banking Activity in Spain, Real Estate Activity in Spain, the United States Turkey, Mexico, South America and Rest of Eurasia. Its Banking Activity in Spain segment includes Retail Network in Spain, Corporate and Business Banking (CBB), and BBVA Seguros and Asset Management units in Spain. Its Real Estate Activity in Spain segment covers specialist management of real-estate assets in the country. In the United States it offers services through, BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc. and the BBVA New York branch. The Turkey segment represents its stake in the Turkish bank, Turkiye Garanti Bankasi A.S. It offers banking and insurance businesses in Mexico. In South America, it provides banking and insurance businesses. The Rest of Eurasia segment includes business activity in the rest of Europe and Asia.

Mizuho Financial Group Company Profile

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (MHFG) is a financial holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides domestic and international financial services in Japan and other countries. The Company’s segments include MHBK, MHTB, MHSC and Others. The MHBK segment includes Personal Banking; Retail Banking; Corporate Banking (Large Corporations); Corporate Banking; Financial Institutions & Public Sector Business; International Banking, and Trading and others. The MHTB segment provides products and services related to trust, real estate, securitization and structured finance, pension and asset management, and stock transfers. The MHSC segment provides securities services to corporations, financial institutions, public sector entities and individuals. Its Others segment consists of MHFG, its subsidiaries other than Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (MHBK), Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. (MHTB), and Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (MHSC), and its equity-method affiliates.

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