Head to Head Comparison: ST BK CORP/SH SH (OTCMKTS:SBAZ) & Societe Generale (OTCMKTS:SCGLY)

ST BK CORP/SH SH (OTCMKTS:SBAZ) and Societe Generale (OTCMKTS:SCGLY) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

ST BK CORP/SH SH has a beta of 0.39, suggesting that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Societe Generale has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ST BK CORP/SH SH and Societe Generale’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ST BK CORP/SH SH $33.94 million 3.65 $7.82 million N/A N/A
Societe Generale $27.63 billion 0.42 $3.64 billion $0.92 2.95

Societe Generale has higher revenue and earnings than ST BK CORP/SH SH.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.2% of Societe Generale shares are owned by institutional investors. 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for ST BK CORP/SH SH and Societe Generale, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ST BK CORP/SH SH 0 0 0 0 N/A
Societe Generale 0 3 3 0 2.50

Profitability

This table compares ST BK CORP/SH SH and Societe Generale’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ST BK CORP/SH SH 23.04% 12.25% 1.28%
Societe Generale 9.50% 4.29% 0.21%

Dividends

ST BK CORP/SH SH pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Societe Generale pays an annual dividend of $0.33 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.2%. Societe Generale pays out 35.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

ST BK CORP/SH SH Company Profile

State Bank Corp. engages in the provision of deposit and loan products through its subsidiary. It offers its products to individuals, businesses and professionals throughout Arizona. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Lake Havasu City, AZ.

Societe Generale Company Profile

Société Générale Société anonyme provides financial services in Europe and internationally. Its primary businesses include French retail banking; international retail banking, insurance, and financial services; and global banking and investor solutions. The company offers retail banking services to individual customers, professionals, and businesses and non-profit clients under the Societe Generale, Crédit du Nord, and Boursorama Banque brands; and international retail banking and consumer credit services to individual and corporate customers in Europe, Russia, the Mediterranean Basin, and Sub-Saharan Africa. It also provides life, retirement savings scheme, personal protection, group retirement, dependence, annuity, auto and home, personal accident, school, and other insurance products; vehicle leasing and fleet management services; and vendor and equipment finance services. In addition, the company assists corporates, financial institutions, public sector institutions, and family offices in terms of investments, strategic advisory, capital raising, and capital structure optimization; and offers structured finance, and investment and risk management solutions. Further, it provides access to market through solutions equities, fixed income and currencies, commodities, and alternative investments; private banking services, including asset allocation, portfolio management, funds, markets, and wealth management solutions to high net worth individuals; and asset management solutions. Additionally, the company offers securities services, such as clearing, custody and trustee, liquidity management, fund administration and asset servicing, fund distribution, and global issuer services. Société Générale Société anonyme was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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