Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE: BSAC) is one of 311 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Banco Santander-Chile to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Banco Santander-Chile and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Banco Santander-Chile $3.83 billion $618.88 million 17.88
Banco Santander-Chile Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 384.33

Banco Santander-Chile’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Banco Santander-Chile. Banco Santander-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.

Dividends

Banco Santander-Chile pays an annual dividend of $0.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Banco Santander-Chile pays out 45.2% 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

16.7% of Banco Santander-Chile shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Banco Santander-Chile 19.92% 17.51% 1.45%
Banco Santander-Chile Competitors 18.73% 8.21% 0.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Banco Santander-Chile and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Banco Santander-Chile 0 4 0 0 2.00
Banco Santander-Chile Competitors 2270 8690 8639 359 2.36

Banco Santander-Chile presently has a consensus target price of $26.00, indicating a potential downside of 22.64%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 9.85%. Given Banco Santander-Chile’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Banco Santander-Chile has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Banco Santander-Chile has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Banco Santander-Chile’s peers have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Banco Santander-Chile peers beat Banco Santander-Chile on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Banco Santander-Chile

Banco Santander-Chile (the Bank), formerly Banco Santander Chile, is a Chilean bank. The Bank’s segments include Retail banking, Middle-market, Global Corporate Banking and Corporate Activities (Other). The Retail Banking segment consists of individuals and small to middle-sized entities (SMEs). The Middle-market segment serves companies and large corporations. The Global Corporate Banking segment consists of foreign and domestic multinational companies. The Corporate Activities segment includes its Financial Management Division, which develops global management functions. It provides a range of commercial and retail banking services to its customers, including Chilean peso and foreign currency denominated loans to finance a range of commercial transactions, trade, foreign currency forward contracts and credit lines and a range of retail banking services, including mortgage financing. In addition to its traditional banking operations, the Bank offers a range of financial services.

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