Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) versus Its Competitors Critical Analysis

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE: BBVA) is one of 315 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria 13.74% 8.63% 0.67%
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Competitors 17.44% 8.42% 0.95%

Dividends

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria pays out 53.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 37.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria $28.55 billion $3.98 billion 13.45
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Competitors $5.59 billion $764.07 million 388.85

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

Risk & Volatility

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a beta of 1, meaning that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s rivals have a beta of 0.76, meaning that their average stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.2% of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.9% 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, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria 1 1 2 0 2.25
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Competitors 2520 9119 9042 380 2.35

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.40%. Given Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria rivals beat Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Company Profile

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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