KBC GRP NV/ADR (KBCSY) vs. MFC Bancorp (MFCB) Critical Contrast

KBC GRP NV/ADR (OTCMKTS:KBCSY) and MFC Bancorp (NYSE:MFCB) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares KBC GRP NV/ADR and MFC Bancorp’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
KBC GRP NV/ADR $11.20 billion 2.52 $2.91 billion $3.41 9.88
MFC Bancorp $211.30 million 0.31 -$36.91 million N/A N/A

KBC GRP NV/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than MFC Bancorp.


This table compares KBC GRP NV/ADR and MFC Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KBC GRP NV/ADR 24.82% 12.57% 0.79%
MFC Bancorp N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of KBC GRP NV/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.0% of MFC Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of MFC Bancorp 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.

Volatility & Risk

KBC GRP NV/ADR has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MFC Bancorp has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for KBC GRP NV/ADR and MFC Bancorp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KBC GRP NV/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00
MFC Bancorp 0 0 1 0 3.00

MFC Bancorp has a consensus target price of $201.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3,699.62%. Given MFC Bancorp’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MFC Bancorp is more favorable than KBC GRP NV/ADR.


KBC GRP NV/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. MFC Bancorp does not pay a dividend. KBC GRP NV/ADR pays out 20.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


KBC GRP NV/ADR beats MFC Bancorp on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

KBC GRP NV/ADR Company Profile

KBC Group NV, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated bank-insurance services primarily for retail, private banking, small and medium sized enterprises, and mid-cap clients primarily in Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, and Slovakia. It accepts deposits; offers loans to individuals, businesses, and public authorities; and provides services, including payments, cash management, trade finance, leasing, corporate finance, and money and capital market products, as well as offers asset management services. KBC Group NV serves customers through a network of approximately 1,521 bank branches, as well as through insurance distribution networks and electronic channels. The company was formerly known as KBC Bank and Insurance Holding Company NV and changed its name to KBC Group NV in March 2005. KBC Group NV was incorporated in 1935 and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

MFC Bancorp Company Profile

MFC Bancorp Ltd., a merchant banking company, provides various financial services for corporations and institutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Merchant Banking and All Other. The company specializes in markets that are not adequately addressed by traditional sources of supply and finance, with focus on providing solutions for small and medium sized enterprises. It offers bank guarantees, letters of credit, factoring, other financing transactions, proprietary investing and advisory services, and merchant banking products and services. The company also holds various production assets, including a zinc alloy processing facility located in Slovakia; a natural gas power plant located in Alberta, Canada and a hydro-electric power plant located in Africa; a non-ferrous rolling mill in Germany; and a natural gas production and processing facility in Alberta, Canada, as well as a mining sub-lease of the lands upon which the Wabush iron ore mine is situated in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. In addition, it has interests in the hydrocarbon interests located in west central Alberta, Canada; and is involved in business activities related to medical equipment, instruments, supplies, and services. The company was formerly known as MFC Industrial Ltd. and changed its name to MFC Bancorp Ltd. in July 2017. MFC Bancorp Ltd. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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