INTL Fcstone (NASDAQ: INTL) and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr (NYSE:BLX) are both small-cap financials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares INTL Fcstone and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|INTL Fcstone||$29.42 billion||0.03||$6.40 million||$0.33||134.45|
|Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr||$258.66 million||4.57||$87.04 million||$1.90||15.79|
This table compares INTL Fcstone and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr||65.86%||7.98%||1.30%|
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for INTL Fcstone and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr||1||2||0||0||1.67|
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr has a consensus target price of $27.50, suggesting a potential downside of 8.36%. Given Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr is more favorable than INTL Fcstone.
Volatility and Risk
INTL Fcstone has a beta of 1.7, indicating that its stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
64.8% of INTL Fcstone shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.8% of Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr shares are held by institutional investors. 20.5% of INTL Fcstone shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. INTL Fcstone does not pay a dividend. Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr pays out 81.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr beats INTL Fcstone on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About INTL Fcstone
INTL Fcstone Inc. is a financial services company. The Company provides financial products, and advisory and execution service. The Company operates through five segments: Commercial Hedging, Global Payments, Securities, Physical Commodities, and Clearing and Execution Services (CES). The Commercial Hedging segment serves its commercial clients through its team of risk management consultants. The Global Payments segment provides global payment solutions to banks and commercial businesses, as well as charities and non-governmental organizations and government organizations. The Securities segment provides solutions that facilitate cross-border trading. The Physical Commodities segment consists of its physical precious metals trading and physical agricultural and energy commodity businesses. The CES segment seeks to provide clearing and execution of exchange-traded futures and options for the institutional and trader market segments.
About Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr
Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. (the Bank) is a specialized multinational bank. The Bank is established to support the financing of trade and economic integration in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Company operates in two segments: Commercial and Treasury. The Bank’s Commercial segment incorporates all of the Bank’s financial intermediation and fees generated by the commercial portfolio activities, such as origination of bilateral and syndicated credits, short- and medium-term loans, acceptances and contingent credits. The Bank’s Treasury segment incorporates deposits in banks and all of the Bank’s trading assets, securities available-for-sale and held-to-maturity, and the balance of the investment funds. The Bank serves a range of sectors, including oil and gas, agribusiness, food processing and manufacturing. Its products and services are categorized into three main areas: Financial Intermediation Business, Structuring and Syndications Business and Treasury.
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