Head-To-Head Analysis: Australia and New Zealand Banking (ANZBY) and The Competition

Australia and New Zealand Banking (OTCMKTS: ANZBY) is one of 62 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Australia and New Zealand Banking to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

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Australia and New Zealand Banking has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Australia and New Zealand Banking’s rivals have a beta of 0.92, suggesting that their average stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Australia and New Zealand Banking shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.5% of shares of all “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Australia and New Zealand Banking shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.9% of shares of all “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Australia and New Zealand Banking and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Australia and New Zealand Banking $26.30 billion $4.88 billion 11.82
Australia and New Zealand Banking Competitors $13.63 billion $2.15 billion 10.50

Australia and New Zealand Banking has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Australia and New Zealand Banking is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Australia and New Zealand Banking pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Australia and New Zealand Banking pays out 69.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.5% and pay out 35.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Australia and New Zealand Banking and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Australia and New Zealand Banking N/A N/A N/A
Australia and New Zealand Banking Competitors 18.73% 12.20% 1.05%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Australia and New Zealand Banking and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Australia and New Zealand Banking 0 0 0 0 N/A
Australia and New Zealand Banking Competitors 467 1472 1446 68 2.32

As a group, “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 11.95%. Given Australia and New Zealand Banking’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Australia and New Zealand Banking has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Australia and New Zealand Banking rivals beat Australia and New Zealand Banking on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About Australia and New Zealand Banking

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited provides a range of banking and financial products and services. The Company’s segments include Australia; New Zealand; Institutional; Asia Retail & Pacific; Wealth Australia, and Technology, Services and Operations (TSO) and Group Centre. The Company’s operations span Australia, New Zealand, and a number of countries in the Asia Pacific region, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the United States. The Australia division consists of the retail and the corporate and commercial banking (C&CB) business units. The New Zealand division consists of the retail and the commercial business units. The Institutional division services global institutional and business customers. The Asia Retail & Pacific division consists of the Asia retail and the Pacific business units. The Wealth Australia division consists of the insurance and funds management business units. The TSO and Group Centre division provides support to the operating divisions.

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