NORDEA Bk AB SW/S (NRDBY) and Metro Bank (MBNKF) Financial Analysis

NORDEA Bk AB SW/S (OTCMKTS:NRDBY) and Metro Bank (OTCMKTS:MBNKF) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for NORDEA Bk AB SW/S and Metro Bank, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NORDEA Bk AB SW/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
Metro Bank 1 1 0 0 1.50


NORDEA Bk AB SW/S pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.9%. Metro Bank does not pay a dividend. NORDEA Bk AB SW/S pays out 83.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of NORDEA Bk AB SW/S shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.7% of Metro Bank shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares NORDEA Bk AB SW/S and Metro Bank’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NORDEA Bk AB SW/S 29.79% 9.42% 0.55%
Metro Bank N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

NORDEA Bk AB SW/S has a beta of 0.8, meaning that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Metro Bank has a beta of 0.61, meaning that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NORDEA Bk AB SW/S and Metro Bank’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NORDEA Bk AB SW/S $13.11 billion 2.60 $3.63 billion $0.90 9.36
Metro Bank $344.86 million 2.74 N/A N/A N/A

NORDEA Bk AB SW/S has higher revenue and earnings than Metro Bank.


NORDEA Bk AB SW/S beats Metro Bank on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.


Nordea Bank Abp provides various banking products and services for personal customers, small and medium businesses, and corporates and financial institutions in Europe. It operates through Personal Banking, Commercial & Business Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Wealth Management segments. It offers personal banking products comprising corporate and household deposits; and household mortgage and consumer loans, as well as loans to corporates. The company also provides business banking services; transaction banking services consisting of cards, trade finance, cash management, and mobile- and ecommerce; and investment credits, working capital, and consumer credits. In addition, it offers a range of financing, cash management and payment services, investment banking, capital markets products, and securities services; manages customers' assets and provides financial advice to high net worth individuals and institutional investors; and provides a range of pension, endowment, and risk products. Further, the company offers trade finance services; and online and mobile banking services. It operates approximately 450 branches. The company was founded in 1820 and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

About Metro Bank

Metro Bank PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides retail and corporate banking services in the United Kingdom. The company offers personal banking products and services, including current and savings accounts; residential mortgages; credit cards and personal loans; and safe deposit box services. It also provides business banking products and services comprising deposit accounts, including business instant access, fixed term, client monies, and business tracker notice accounts; commercial loans, working capital, business credit cards, asset financing, invoice financing, and portfolio buy-to-let; business credit cards, cash management services; and partnership banking services. Metro Bank PLC was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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