Financial Analysis: National Bank of Canada (NTIOF) versus Its Rivals

National Bank of Canada (OTCMKTS: NTIOF) is one of 97 public companies in the “BANKS-MAJOR” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare National Bank of Canada to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares National Bank of Canada and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
National Bank of Canada $6.85 billion $1.48 billion 11.25
National Bank of Canada Competitors $26.86 billion $4.66 billion 12.27

National Bank of Canada’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than National Bank of Canada. National Bank of Canada is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for National Bank of Canada and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Bank of Canada 0 1 1 0 2.50
National Bank of Canada Competitors 1121 4455 4680 227 2.38

As a group, “BANKS-MAJOR” companies have a potential upside of 6.99%. Given National Bank of Canada’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe National Bank of Canada has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

National Bank of Canada has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Bank of Canada’s peers have a beta of 1.07, meaning that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares National Bank of Canada and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Bank of Canada 21.22% 18.93% 0.88%
National Bank of Canada Competitors -16.13% -13.28% 0.06%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of National Bank of Canada shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.1% of shares of all “BANKS-MAJOR” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of shares of all “BANKS-MAJOR” companies are held by company 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.

Dividends

National Bank of Canada pays an annual dividend of $1.87 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. National Bank of Canada pays out 44.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “BANKS-MAJOR” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.4% and pay out 37.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

National Bank of Canada peers beat National Bank of Canada on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

National Bank of Canada Company Profile

National Bank of Canada provides various financial products and services to retail, commercial, corporate, and institutional clients in Canada and internationally. It operates through Personal and Commercial, Wealth Management, Financial Markets, and U.S. Specialty Finance and International segments. The Personal and Commercial segment offers personal banking services, including transaction solutions, mortgage loans and home equity lines of credit, consumer loans, payment solutions, savings options, and tailored investment solutions; various insurance products; and commercial banking services, such as credit, and deposit and investment solutions, as well as international trade, foreign exchange transactions, payroll, cash management, insurance, electronic transactions, and complementary services. The Wealth Management segment provides investment solutions, trust services, banking services, lending services, and other wealth management solutions through internal and third-party distribution networks. The Financial Markets segment offers debt and equity underwriting; bank credit and risk management products and services; advisory services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, and financing; and investment banking services comprising origination, underwriting, distribution, and liquidity services through secondary market activities, as well as macroeconomic and issuer-focused research services. The U.S. Specialty Finance and International segments provides specialty finance expertise; financial products and services to individuals and businesses in Cambodia; and the activities of targeted investments in certain emerging markets. The company provides its services through a network of 429 branches and 931 banking machines. The company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

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