CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR (OTCMKTS: CIHKY) is one of 40 public companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.2% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.9% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR Competitors 2.79% -15.99% 4.61%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR Competitors 385 1174 1208 69 2.34

As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 71.62%. Given CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR $51.75 billion $13.19 billion 8.83
CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR Competitors $5.17 billion $876.08 million 7.38

CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR’s peers have a beta of -0.86, indicating that their average stock price is 186% less volatile than the S&P 500.


CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR pays out 21.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 25.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR peers beat CHINA MERCHANTS/ADR on 9 of the 15 factors compared.


China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. provides various wholesale and retail banking products and services in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It operates through Wholesale Finance Business, Retail Finance Business, and Other Business segments. The company offers time, demand, call, notice, and RMB deposits; and deposit, current, and capital accounts. It also provides personal commercial real estate, consumption, housing, and car loans, as well as loans to finance for studying abroad; micro-business, combo, guarantee, and housing mortgage loans; mortgage loans for equipment; bank acceptance, discount, liquid capital, and fixed asset loans; and financial leasing, third-party payment, and guarantee services, as well as loans for vessels. In addition, the company offers investment and wealth management, and insurance products; individual forex option and express, and gold trading services; open ended funds; private banking and cash management services; and financial consultation, debt financing underwriting, merger and acquisition financing, and equity financing and enterprise listing services. Further, it provides settlement and trade chain financing services; international business, wealth investment, risk and financial management, cross border RMB financing, international factoring and settlement, oversea financing, and trade finance services; and forfeiting and risk participation, cross border RMB clearing, interbank business, and escrow services. Additionally, the company offers instruments; custody and pension services; credit cards; and Internet and mobile banking services. As of December 31, 2017, it had 137 branches; 1,681 sub-branches; 1 branch-level operation center; 1 representative office; 3,340 self-service centers; 11,382 self-service machines, including 1,610 automatic teller machines, and 9,772 deposit-taking and cash withdrawal machines; and 12,936 visual counters. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

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