Head-To-Head Review: Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr (NYSE:BLX) & Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV)

Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV) and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr (NYSE:BLX) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Grupo Supervielle pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. Grupo Supervielle pays out 9.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. 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 and Insider Ownership

18.8% of Grupo Supervielle shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.5% of Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Grupo Supervielle and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grupo Supervielle 7.41% 21.30% 2.43%
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr 7.80% 7.92% 1.16%

Risk and Volatility

Grupo Supervielle has a beta of 0.53, meaning that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr has a beta of 1.32, meaning that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Grupo Supervielle and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grupo Supervielle 3 2 0 0 1.40
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr 1 1 3 0 2.40

Grupo Supervielle presently has a consensus target price of $18.40, suggesting a potential upside of 464.42%. Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr has a consensus target price of $22.75, suggesting a potential upside of 15.72%. Given Grupo Supervielle’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Grupo Supervielle is more favorable than Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Grupo Supervielle and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grupo Supervielle $860.71 million 0.35 -$107.49 million $0.77 4.23
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr $276.34 million 2.81 $11.14 million $0.28 70.21

Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Grupo Supervielle. Grupo Supervielle is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr beats Grupo Supervielle on 8 of the 15 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.

Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr Company Profile

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, structured and syndicated credits, and loan commitments; letter of credit contingencies, such as issued and confirmed letters of credit, and stand-by letters of credit; and guarantees covering commercial risk and other assets. The company also provides treasury solutions. It primarily serves financial institutions, companies, and investors. 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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