Credit Suisse Group (NYSE: CS) is one of 310 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Credit Suisse Group to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Credit Suisse Group pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Credit Suisse Group pays out -93.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 35.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Credit Suisse Group is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Credit Suisse Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Credit Suisse Group 0 1 11 0 2.92
Credit Suisse Group Competitors 2128 8277 8352 329 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 1.33%. Given Credit Suisse Group’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Credit Suisse Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Credit Suisse Group has a beta of 1.49, meaning that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Credit Suisse Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.80, meaning that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Credit Suisse Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Credit Suisse Group -3.80% -2.45% -0.13%
Credit Suisse Group Competitors 18.57% 8.45% 0.94%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Credit Suisse Group and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Credit Suisse Group $30.60 billion -$2.75 billion -21.30
Credit Suisse Group Competitors $5.49 billion $821.37 million 367.98

Credit Suisse Group has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Credit Suisse Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

3.0% of Credit Suisse Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.6% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Credit Suisse Group competitors beat Credit Suisse Group on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

Credit Suisse Group Company Profile

Credit Suisse Group AG (Credit Suisse) is a financial services company. The Company’s segments include Swiss Universal Bank, International Wealth Management, Asia Pacific, Global Markets, Investment Banking & Capital Markets, Strategic Resolution Unit and Corporate Center. It offers a range of private banking and wealth management solutions to its clients in its Swiss Universal Bank, International Wealth Management and Asia Pacific divisions. It offers a range of investment advice and discretionary asset management services. It offers a range of investment services, including macroeconomic, equity, bond, commodity and foreign-exchange analysis, as well as research on the economy. Its investment advice covers a range of services from portfolio consulting to advising on individual investments. The Company offers its clients portfolio and risk management solutions, including managed investment products.

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