Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores (NYSE: AVAL) is one of 308 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores 7.58% 9.61% 1.05%
Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores Competitors 18.49% 8.30% 0.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores 0 0 1 0 3.00
Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores Competitors 2112 8277 8412 332 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 8.26%. Given Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores pays out 61.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

21.9% of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores’ rivals have a beta of 0.79, meaning that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores $8.38 billion $713.10 million 12.66
Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores Competitors $5.49 billion $825.32 million 363.96

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores rivals beat Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores SA is a Colombia-based holding company primarily engaged, through its subsidiaries, in the acquisition, purchase and sale of stocks, bonds and other securities of companies active in the financial sector. The Company provides a variety of financial services and products across the Colombian market, ranging from traditional banking services, such as loans and deposits to pension and severance fund management, as well as the provision of legal representation services.The Company owns such subsidiaries as Banco de Bogota SA, Banco Popular SA, among others. In April 2013, the Company acquired BBVA Horizonte Sociedad Administradora de Fondos de Pensiones y Cesantias SA from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA. In December 2013, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya sold the entirety of its about 98.92% direct and indirect interest in Banco Bilbao Vizacaya Argentaria (Panama) SA (BBVA Panama) to Leasing Bogota SA, Panama, a subsidiary of the Company.

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