Comparing Grupo Supervielle (SUPV) and MFC Bancorp (MFCB)

Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV) and MFC Bancorp (NYSE:MFCB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

Grupo Supervielle has a beta of 0.04, meaning that its share price is 96% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MFC Bancorp has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Grupo Supervielle and MFC Bancorp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grupo Supervielle $860.71 million 0.48 $69.26 million $0.77 7.34
MFC Bancorp $211.30 million 0.51 -$36.91 million N/A N/A

Grupo Supervielle has higher revenue and earnings than MFC Bancorp.

Dividends

Grupo Supervielle pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. MFC Bancorp does not pay a dividend. Grupo Supervielle pays out 14.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Grupo Supervielle and MFC Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grupo Supervielle 8.44% 14.54% 1.93%
MFC Bancorp N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

29.9% of Grupo Supervielle shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.1% 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Grupo Supervielle and MFC Bancorp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grupo Supervielle 3 2 0 0 1.40
MFC Bancorp 0 1 0 0 2.00

Grupo Supervielle currently has a consensus target price of $11.80, suggesting a potential upside of 108.85%. Given Grupo Supervielle’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Grupo Supervielle is more favorable than MFC Bancorp.

Summary

Grupo Supervielle beats MFC Bancorp on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Grupo Supervielle Company Profile

Grupo Supervielle S.A., a financial services holding company, provides banking products and services in Argentina. The company operates through Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Treasury, Consumer Finance, Insurance, and Asset Management & Other Services segments. It accepts deposit accounts; and offers personal loans, foreign trade finance, and loans to the middle and lower-middle-income sectors. The company also offers credit cards; insurance and mutual fund products; and factoring, leasing, cash management, asset management, and microcredit financing services. In addition, it distributes treasury products, such as debt securities; and provides non-financial products and service. The company serves individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises, and medium to large-sized companies. It operates 340 access points, including 180 bank branches, 19 banking payment and collection centers, 80 CCF sales points, and 61 consumer financing branches and other sale points, as well as 521 ATMs and 193 self-service terminals. The company was formerly known as Inversiones y Participaciones S.A. and changed its name to Grupo Supervielle S.A. in November 2008. Grupo Supervielle S.A. was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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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