Head to Head Review: Banco Santander-Chile (BSAC) versus Its Peers

Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE: BSAC) is one of 309 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Banco Santander-Chile to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Banco Santander-Chile and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Banco Santander-Chile $3.83 billion $618.88 million 19.73
Banco Santander-Chile Competitors $5.61 billion $833.70 million 372.81

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

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 rivals have a beta of 0.80, suggesting that their average share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Banco Santander-Chile and its rivals’ 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 18.39% 8.24% 0.92%

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 48.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 36.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

16.7% of Banco Santander-Chile shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Banco Santander-Chile and its rivals, as provided 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 2429 8816 8686 370 2.34

Banco Santander-Chile currently has a consensus price target of $26.00, indicating a potential downside of 24.70%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 1.57%. Given Banco Santander-Chile’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Banco Santander-Chile has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

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

Banco Santander-Chile Company Profile

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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