Akbank T.A.S. (OTCMKTS:AKBTY) versus SunTrust Banks (OTCMKTS:STI) Head-To-Head Comparison

Akbank T.A.S. (OTCMKTS:AKBTY) and SunTrust Banks (NYSE:STI) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Akbank T.A.S. and SunTrust Banks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Akbank T.A.S. 13.04% 12.37% 1.45%
SunTrust Banks 22.31% 11.40% 1.20%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Akbank T.A.S. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.6% of SunTrust Banks shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of SunTrust Banks shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Akbank T.A.S. and SunTrust Banks, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Akbank T.A.S. 0 0 0 0 N/A
SunTrust Banks 0 10 3 0 2.23

SunTrust Banks has a consensus price target of $69.12, indicating a potential downside of 1.59%. Given SunTrust Banks’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe SunTrust Banks is more favorable than Akbank T.A.S..

Dividends

SunTrust Banks pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Akbank T.A.S. does not pay a dividend. SunTrust Banks pays out 39.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Akbank T.A.S. and SunTrust Banks’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Akbank T.A.S. $8.17 billion 0.79 $1.17 billion N/A N/A
SunTrust Banks $10.43 billion 2.99 $2.78 billion $5.70 12.32

SunTrust Banks has higher revenue and earnings than Akbank T.A.S..

Volatility & Risk

Akbank T.A.S. has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SunTrust Banks has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

SunTrust Banks beats Akbank T.A.S. on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Akbank T.A.S. Company Profile

Akbank T.A.S. provides various banking products and services. It operates through three segments: Retail Banking; Commercial Banking, SME Banking, and Corporate-Investment and Private Banking; and Treasury. The company's retail banking services comprise deposit accounts, retail loans, commercial installment loans, credit cards, insurance products, and asset management services, as well as bank cards, investment funds trading, automatic payment, foreign currency trading, safe deposit box rental, cheques, money transfers, investment banking, and telephone and Internet banking. It also offers services to large, medium, and small size corporate and commercial customers that include Turkish Lira (TL) and foreign currency denominated working capital loans, foreign trade financing, derivative instruments for hedging purposes of foreign currency and interest risk, letters of credit, foreign currency trading, corporate finance, and deposit and cash management services, as well as project finance loans; and timely and permanent solutions for corporate customers' working capital management, delivering cash management services based on customers' requests that include collection and payment services and liquidity and information management. In addition, the company engages in treasury activities consisting of TL and foreign currency spot and forward transactions, treasury and government bonds, Eurobonds, and private sector bond transactions, as well as derivative trading activities; marketing and pricing activities related treasury products; and the provision of long-term funding services, providing funding facility that reflects country risk, diversifying funding resources, and forming a base of international investors. Further, it engages in leasing activities. As of December 31, 2018, the company operated 780 branches in Turkey and 1 branch internationally. Akbank T.A.S. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey.

SunTrust Banks Company Profile

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services for consumers, businesses, corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit entities in the United States. It operates in two segments, Consumer and Wholesale. The Consumer segment provides deposits and payments; home equity and personal credit lines; auto, student, and other lending products; credit cards; discount/online and full-service brokerage products; professional investment advisory products and services; and trust services, as well as family office solutions. This segment also offers residential mortgage products in the secondary market. The Wholesale segment provides capital markets solutions, including advisory, capital raising, and financial risk management; asset-based financing solutions, such as securitizations, asset-based lending, equipment financing, and structured real estate arrangements; cash management services and auto dealer financing solutions; investment banking solutions; and credit and deposit, fee-based product offering, multi-family agency lending, advisory, commercial mortgage brokerage, and tailored financing and equity investment solutions. This segment also offers treasury and payment solutions, such as operating various electronic and paper payment types, which comprise card, wire transfer, automated clearing house, check, and cash; and provides services clients to manage their accounts online. The company offers its products and services through a network of traditional and in-store branches, automated teller machines, Internet, mobile, and telephone banking channels. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 1,218 full-service banking offices located in Florida, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, South Carolina, and the District of Columbia. SunTrust Banks, Inc. was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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