KB Financial Group (NYSE: KB) and Grupo Supervielle SA -ADR (NASDAQ:SUPV) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for KB Financial Group and Grupo Supervielle SA -ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KB Financial Group 0 0 2 0 3.00
Grupo Supervielle SA -ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00

Grupo Supervielle SA -ADR has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.11%. Given Grupo Supervielle SA -ADR’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Grupo Supervielle SA -ADR is more favorable than KB Financial Group.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares KB Financial Group and Grupo Supervielle SA -ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
KB Financial Group $6.98 billion 2.97 $2.69 billion $6.44 7.70
Grupo Supervielle SA -ADR $579.74 million 13.08 N/A N/A N/A

KB Financial Group has higher revenue and earnings than Grupo Supervielle SA -ADR.

Profitability

This table compares KB Financial Group and Grupo Supervielle SA -ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KB Financial Group 22.83% 9.16% 0.75%
Grupo Supervielle SA -ADR 10.24% 21.51% 2.60%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.6% of KB Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 69.0% of KB Financial Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

KB Financial Group Company Profile

KB Financial Group Inc. is a financial holding company in Korea. The Company’s operations include Kookmin Bank, a commercial bank in Korea. The Company operates through six business segments: retail banking operations, corporate banking operations, other banking operations, credit card operations, investment and securities operations, and life insurance operations. The retail banking operations segment consists of retail banking services provided by Kookmin Bank. The corporate banking operations consist of corporate banking services provided by Kookmin Bank. The other banking operations include treasury activities and back office administrative operations. The credit card operations segment consists of credit card activities. The investment and securities operations consist of securities brokerage, investment banking, securities investment and trading and other capital markets services. The life insurance segment consists of life insurance and wealth management services.

Grupo Supervielle SA -ADR Company Profile

Grupo Supervielle SA is an Argentina-based holding company primarily engaged in the financial sector. The Company provides services through numerous subsidiaries, such as Banco Supervielle SA, that offers bank services, mainly to individuals and commercial customers; Cordial Compania Financiera SA, which focuses on credit card issuing, as well as providing consumer loans and insurance for Wal-Mart Argentina customers; Tarjeta Automatica SA, which issues and administrates credit cards; Cordial Microfinanzas SA, that offers financing for urban micro-enterprises; Supervielle Seguros SA, which sells insurance products; Supervielle Asset Management Sociedad Gerente de FCI SA, which manages investment funds, and Espacio Cordial Servicios SA, that distributes audio and video equipment, computers, home appliance and air conditioning units, among others. The Company operates in the domestic market.

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