BANCO BRADESCO/S (NYSE:BBDO) and Hancock (NASDAQ:HBHC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.


BANCO BRADESCO/S pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Hancock pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share. BANCO BRADESCO/S has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years. BANCO BRADESCO/S is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BANCO BRADESCO/S and Hancock’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BANCO BRADESCO/S $32.99 billion 2.25 $5.22 billion N/A N/A
Hancock N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

BANCO BRADESCO/S has higher revenue and earnings than Hancock.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for BANCO BRADESCO/S and Hancock, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hancock 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of BANCO BRADESCO/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.7% of Hancock shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Hancock shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares BANCO BRADESCO/S and Hancock’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BANCO BRADESCO/S 16.16% 19.01% 1.82%
Hancock N/A N/A N/A


BANCO BRADESCO/S beats Hancock on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

BANCO BRADESCO/S Company Profile

Banco Bradesco S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to individuals, corporates, and businesses in Brazil and internationally. It operates through two segments, Banking and Insurance. The company accepts checking and savings accounts, demand deposits, time deposits, and interbank deposits. The company's loan products include direct to consumer loans and leasing facilities to purchase light vehicles, heavy vehicles, and motorcycles; payroll-deducted loans for public pensioners and civil servants; housing loans and working capital loans; and overdrafts and credit cards. It also provides fund management and treasury services, foreign exchange operations, corporate finance, and investment banking services; hedge and finance operations; and insurance products, which include automobile, health, life, accident, and property insurance, as well as pension plans, real estate ventures, and capitalization bonds. In addition, the company offers mutual funds, leasing, asset management and administration, international banking, consortium administration, debit cards, telephone, and Internet banking services. It operates through a network of 4,617 branches, including 1 branch each in New York, Grand Cayman, and London; 76,200 service units; and 58,100 ATMs. Banco Bradesco S.A. was founded in 1943 and is headquartered in Osasco, Brazil.

Hancock Company Profile

Hancock Holding Company operates as the bank holding company for Whitney Bank that provides a range of community banking services to commercial, small business, and retail customers. The company offers various deposit products, including noninterest-bearing demand deposits, interest-bearing transaction accounts, savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, and time deposit accounts. It also provides commercial and industrial; commercial real estate; construction and land development; and residential mortgages, including fixed and adjustable rate loans; and consumer loans comprising second lien mortgage home loans, home equity lines of credit, and nonresidential consumer purpose loans. In addition, the company offers treasury management services, investment brokerage services, letters of credit and financial guarantees, and revolving credit facilities. Further, it provides trust and investment management services to retirement plans, corporations, and individuals. Additionally, the company provides insurance agency services, discount investment brokerage services, life insurance, and consumer financing services, as well as operates and sells foreclosed assets. It operates approximately 237 full service banking and financial services offices and 277 automated teller machines in Gulf south corridor, south Mississippi; southern and central Alabama; southern Louisiana; the northern, central, and Panhandle regions of Florida; and Houston, Texas under the Hancock and Whitney Bank brand names, as well as operates a loan production office in Nashville, Tennessee. Hancock Holding Company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Gulfport, Mississippi.

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