Banco De Chile (NYSE: BCH) is one of 312 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Banco De Chile to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Banco De Chile and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Banco De Chile $3.62 billion $857.77 million 15.91
Banco De Chile Competitors $5.49 billion $825.32 million 379.40

Banco De Chile’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Banco De Chile. Banco De Chile 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.

Profitability

This table compares Banco De Chile and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Banco De Chile 24.17% 18.18% 1.74%
Banco De Chile Competitors 18.45% 8.31% 0.94%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.4% of Banco De Chile 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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Banco De Chile pays an annual dividend of $2.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Banco De Chile pays out 41.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Banco De Chile has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Banco De Chile and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Banco De Chile 0 3 1 0 2.25
Banco De Chile Competitors 2154 8424 8536 332 2.36

Banco De Chile presently has a consensus price target of $84.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.19%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 5.08%. Given Banco De Chile’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Banco De Chile is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Banco De Chile has a beta of 0.41, meaning that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Banco De Chile’s peers have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Banco De Chile peers beat Banco De Chile on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Banco De Chile Company Profile

Banco de Chile is a full service financial institution, which is engaged in providing credit and non-credit products and services in Chile. The Bank offers a range of banking services to its customers, ranging from individuals to corporations. The Bank’s segments include Retail, which focuses on individuals and small and medium-sized companies, where the product offering focuses on consumer loans, commercial loans, checking accounts, credit cards, credit lines and mortgage loans; Wholesale, which focuses on corporate clients and companies, where the product offering focuses on commercial loans, checking accounts and liquidity management services, debt instruments, foreign trade, derivative contracts and leases; Treasury, which includes the associated revenues to the management of the investment portfolio and the business of financial transactions and currency trading, and Subsidiaries, which corresponds to companies and corporations controlled by the Bank.

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