Comparing Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) and The Competition

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE: BBVA) is one of 311 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Dividends

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria pays out 45.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 35.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria $27.29 billion $3.85 billion 12.30
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Competitors $5.61 billion $833.70 million 380.90

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s competitors have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria 2 1 2 0 2.00
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Competitors 2430 8773 8708 370 2.35

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 9.28%. Given Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.2% of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria 16.46% 7.49% 0.58%
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Competitors 18.38% 8.28% 0.93%

Summary

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria competitors beat Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) is a diversified financial company engaged in retail banking, wholesale banking, asset management and private banking. Its segments include Banking Activity in Spain, Real Estate Activity in Spain, the United States Turkey, Mexico, South America and Rest of Eurasia. Its Banking Activity in Spain segment includes Retail Network in Spain, Corporate and Business Banking (CBB), and BBVA Seguros and Asset Management units in Spain. Its Real Estate Activity in Spain segment covers specialist management of real-estate assets in the country. In the United States it offers services through, BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc. and the BBVA New York branch. The Turkey segment represents its stake in the Turkish bank, Turkiye Garanti Bankasi A.S. It offers banking and insurance businesses in Mexico. In South America, it provides banking and insurance businesses. The Rest of Eurasia segment includes business activity in the rest of Europe and Asia.

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