Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) is one of 311 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Deutsche Bank to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Deutsche Bank has a beta of 1.43, indicating that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Deutsche Bank’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Deutsche Bank and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Deutsche Bank -0.42% 3.65% 0.16%
Deutsche Bank Competitors 18.39% 8.27% 0.93%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

20.9% of Deutsche Bank shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Deutsche Bank and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Deutsche Bank 4 5 2 0 1.82
Deutsche Bank Competitors 2177 8443 8505 333 2.36

Deutsche Bank presently has a consensus target price of $18.03, indicating a potential downside of 6.24%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 5.56%. Given Deutsche Bank’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Deutsche Bank has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Deutsche Bank and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Deutsche Bank $44.58 billion -$1.55 billion -31.02
Deutsche Bank Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 378.25

Deutsche Bank has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Deutsche Bank 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.


Deutsche Bank pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Deutsche Bank pays out -33.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 34.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


Deutsche Bank rivals beat Deutsche Bank on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

About Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank AG is a bank and holding company for its subsidiaries. The Company offers a range of investment, financial and related products and services to private individuals, corporate entities and institutional clients. It operates through six divisions: Global Markets, which offers financial products, including trading and hedging services to institutions and corporate clients; Corporate & Investment Banking, which brings together its commercial banking, corporate finance and transaction banking capability; Private, Wealth and Commercial Clients, which combines its capability in private and commercial banking, as well as in wealth management solutions; Deutsche Asset Management, whose investment capabilities span both active and passive strategies and an array of asset classes, including equities, fixed income, real estate and sustainable investments; Postbank, which is a German financial service provider for retail, business and corporate clients, and Non-Core Operations Unit.

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