Head to Head Contrast: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) vs. MFC Bancorp (NYSE:MFCB)

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) and MFC Bancorp (NYSE:MFCB) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and MFC Bancorp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria $20.46 billion 1.81 $6.29 billion $0.88 6.32
MFC Bancorp $107.82 million 1.65 $86.62 million N/A N/A

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has higher revenue and earnings than MFC Bancorp.

Profitability

This table compares Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and MFC Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria 23.14% 9.80% 0.75%
MFC Bancorp N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and MFC Bancorp, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria 2 3 2 0 2.00
MFC Bancorp 0 1 0 0 2.00

Volatility and Risk

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MFC Bancorp has a beta of 0.68, indicating that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.9% of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.9% 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.

Dividends

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. MFC Bancorp does not pay a dividend. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria pays out 33.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Summary

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria beats MFC Bancorp on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides retail and wholesale banking, asset management, and private banking services. The company accepts various deposits, such as current and savings accounts, term deposits, subordinated deposits, and other accounts. It also offers loan products; and foreclosed real-estate assets from residential mortgages and developers, as well as lending to developers. In addition, the company provides credit cards; and corporate and business banking, corporate and investment banking, and insurance. It operates in Spain, Mexico, South America, the United States, Turkey, Asia-Pacific, and rest of Europe. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. was founded in 1857 and is headquartered in Bilbao, Spain.

About MFC Bancorp

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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