Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. (NYSE: BSMX) is one of 200 public companies in the “Commercial Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

29.5% of Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.9% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.7% of shares of all “Commercial Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V.’s rivals have a beta of 0.74, suggesting that their average share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.2%. Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. pays out 80.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. $4.95 billion $884.61 million 11.21
Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. Competitors $338.81 million $71.86 million 21.40

Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. 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.

Profitability

This table compares Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. 17.80% 15.27% 1.38%
Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. Competitors 20.40% 8.68% 0.92%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. 0 4 1 0 2.20
Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. Competitors 390 2949 2364 69 2.37

Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. presently has a consensus target price of $10.30, indicating a potential upside of 35.17%. As a group, “Commercial Banks” companies have a potential upside of 3.87%. Given Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V.’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. rivals beat Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V.

Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV, formerly Santander Mexico Financial Group SAB de CV or Grupo Financiero Santander SAB de CV, is a Mexico-based financial institution. The Company is primarily engaged in the provision of multiple banking services, securities brokerage, financial advice services, as well as other related investment activities. The Company offers its services to both, individual and corporate clients. The Company owns such principal subsidiaries as Banco Santander (Mexico) SA, Casa de Bolsa Santander SA de CV and Zurich Santander Seguros Mexico S.A.

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