Comparing NORDEA Bk AB SW/S (NRBAY) and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr (BLX)

NORDEA Bk AB SW/S (OTCMKTS:NRBAY) and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr (NYSE:BLX) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for NORDEA Bk AB SW/S and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NORDEA Bk AB SW/S 0 0 1 0 3.00
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr 1 1 2 0 2.25

Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr has a consensus price target of $22.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.70%. Given Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr is more favorable than NORDEA Bk AB SW/S.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NORDEA Bk AB SW/S and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NORDEA Bk AB SW/S N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr $276.34 million 3.20 $11.14 million $0.28 79.93

Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr has higher revenue and earnings than NORDEA Bk AB SW/S.

Dividends

NORDEA Bk AB SW/S pays an annual dividend of $0.69 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr pays out 550.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of NORDEA Bk AB SW/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.5% of Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares NORDEA Bk AB SW/S and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NORDEA Bk AB SW/S N/A N/A N/A
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr 6.15% 7.25% 1.07%

Summary

Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr beats NORDEA Bk AB SW/S on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NORDEA Bk AB SW/S

Nordea Bank AB (publ) provides various banking products and services for personal customers, small and medium business, and corporates and financial institutions in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region. It operates through Personal Banking, Commercial & Business Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Wealth Management segments. It offers investment solutions, including fixed income, equity, and multi asset; cash management solutions; a range of asset finance, sales finance, and receivable finance solutions, as well as wholesale financing and management, and fleet management services. The company also provides securities services, such as custody services, including clearing, settlement, and safekeeping of domestic and foreign securities; administrates and processes corporate action events, paying agent, registrar services, equity incentive plans, and others; and sub-custody services, including account opening, settlements, income collection, taxation, corporate actions, proxy voting, reporting, and market advocacy. In addition, it offers life and pensions products; trade finance services; leasing and hire purchase products; and online and mobile services. It has approximately 650 branches. The company was founded in 1820 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

About Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A., a multinational bank, primarily engages in the financing of foreign trade in Latin America and the Caribbean. The company operates through two segments, Commercial and Treasury. It offers short and medium-term bilateral, collateral-backed, short and medium term trade, and pre-export financing structured loans; and discounting of notes, cross-border leasing, pre- and post-export financing, import financing, letters of credit, bank guarantees, documentary collection, irrevocable reimbursement undertakings, bankers' acceptance, vendor finance, and ECA-backed financing services. The company also provides working capital financing solutions, including short and medium-term bilateral loans, collateral-backed bilateral loans, leases, and vendor finance; structured syndicated and clubbed loans, such as acquisition financing, pre-export financing, A/B loan financing with multilateral agencies, bridge loans, and liability management; and treasury solutions comprising term deposits and private placements. It primarily serves corporations, middle-market companies, and banking and financial institutions. The company was formerly known as Banco Latinoamericano de Exportaciones, S.A. and changed its name to Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. in June 2009. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Panama City, the Republic of Panama.

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