Citigroup (NYSE:C) vs. DANSKE BK A/S/S (NYSE:DNKEY) Financial Analysis

Citigroup (NYSE:C) and DANSKE BK A/S/S (OTCMKTS:DNKEY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Citigroup and DANSKE BK A/S/S’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Citigroup $103.45 billion 1.03 $19.40 billion $7.58 6.74
DANSKE BK A/S/S $6.74 billion 1.68 $2.26 billion N/A N/A

Citigroup has higher revenue and earnings than DANSKE BK A/S/S.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.1% of Citigroup shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of DANSKE BK A/S/S shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Citigroup shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Citigroup has a beta of 1.8, meaning that its stock price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DANSKE BK A/S/S has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Citigroup and DANSKE BK A/S/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Citigroup 16.56% 9.15% 0.79%
DANSKE BK A/S/S 22.93% 7.99% 0.35%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Citigroup and DANSKE BK A/S/S, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Citigroup 0 4 17 0 2.81
DANSKE BK A/S/S 0 1 0 0 2.00

Citigroup presently has a consensus price target of $76.15, suggesting a potential upside of 49.02%. Given Citigroup’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Citigroup is more favorable than DANSKE BK A/S/S.

Dividends

Citigroup pays an annual dividend of $2.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. DANSKE BK A/S/S pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. Citigroup pays out 26.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Citigroup has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Summary

Citigroup beats DANSKE BK A/S/S on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Citigroup

Citigroup Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides various financial products and services for consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions in North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Global Consumer Banking (GCB) and Institutional Clients Group (ICG). The GCB segment offers traditional banking services to retail customers through retail banking, commercial banking, Citi-branded cards, and Citi retail services. It also provides various banking, credit card lending, and investment services through a network of local branches, offices, and electronic delivery systems. The ICG segment provides wholesale banking products and services, including fixed income and equity sales and trading, foreign exchange, prime brokerage, derivative services, equity and fixed income research, corporate and consumer loans, investment banking and advisory services, private banking, cash management, trade finance, and securities services to corporate, institutional, public sector, and high-net-worth clients. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 2,410 branches in the United States, Mexico, and Asia. Citigroup Inc. was founded in 1812 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About DANSKE BK A/S/S

Danske Bank A/S provides various banking products and services to small and medium-sized businesses and corporate, institutional, and personal customers. It operates through Banking DK, Banking Nordic, Corporates and Institutions, Wealth Management, Northern Ireland segments. The company offers daily banking, home financing, investment, and retirement planning solutions to retail customers; strategic advisory services to commercial customers; leasing solutions; and financing, financial market, general banking, investment, and corporate finance advisory services to corporate and institutional customers, as well as financial solutions and products in the areas of capital markets, fixed income, currencies, transaction banking, and investor services. It also provides wealth management, asset management, investment, pension savings, and insurance solutions; and online and mobile banking services. The company also provides mortgage finance, real-estate brokerage, foreign exchange, and equity services, as well as trades in fixed income products. It has operations in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. Danske Bank A/S was founded in 1871 and is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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