Banco Santander Brasil (NYSE: BSBR) is one of 307 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Banco Santander Brasil to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Banco Santander Brasil 8.88% 9.19% 1.27%
Banco Santander Brasil Competitors 18.61% 8.35% 0.94%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Banco Santander Brasil and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Banco Santander Brasil $26.22 billion $2.10 billion 17.25
Banco Santander Brasil Competitors $5.50 billion $825.32 million 375.85

Banco Santander Brasil has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Banco Santander Brasil 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 and Risk

Banco Santander Brasil has a beta of 1.51, meaning that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Banco Santander Brasil’s peers have a beta of 0.79, meaning that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Banco Santander Brasil and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Banco Santander Brasil 0 4 2 0 2.33
Banco Santander Brasil Competitors 2154 8385 8471 332 2.36

Banco Santander Brasil presently has a consensus target price of $15.67, suggesting a potential upside of 65.09%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 4.63%. Given Banco Santander Brasil’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Banco Santander Brasil is more favorable than its peers.

Dividends

Banco Santander Brasil pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Banco Santander Brasil pays out 30.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.6% of Banco Santander Brasil shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Banco Santander Brasil peers beat Banco Santander Brasil on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Banco Santander Brasil

Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. (the Bank) is indirectly controlled by Banco Santander, S.A., and is an institution of the Financial and Prudential Group. The Bank operates through two segments, Commercial Banking and Global Wholesale Banking. The Company conducts its operations by means of portfolios such as commercial, investment, lending and financing, mortgage lending, leasing, credit card operations and foreign exchange. The Bank also operates in the payment institution, leasing, buying club management and securities, insurance brokerage operations, capitalization and pension plan. Through Global Wholesale Banking segment, the Bank offers financial services and structured solutions to its customers, in parallel with its trading activities. It also offers foreign exchange products, over the counter derivatives and investments to all of its clients, including institutional investors, corporate clients and individuals.

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