BNP Paribas (OTCMKTS:BNPQY) & ING Groep (NYSE:ING) Head-To-Head Survey

BNP Paribas (OTCMKTS:BNPQYGet Rating) and ING Groep (NYSE:INGGet Rating) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for BNP Paribas and ING Groep, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BNP Paribas 0 4 6 0 2.60
ING Groep 0 3 6 0 2.67

BNP Paribas presently has a consensus price target of $65.59, suggesting a potential upside of 164.47%. ING Groep has a consensus price target of $12.97, suggesting a potential upside of 27.55%. Given BNP Paribas’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BNP Paribas is more favorable than ING Groep.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.2% of BNP Paribas shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.3% of ING Groep shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares BNP Paribas and ING Groep’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BNP Paribas 19.14% 7.51% 0.34%
ING Groep 23.05% 7.77% 0.43%

Volatility & Risk

BNP Paribas has a beta of 1.59, meaning that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ING Groep has a beta of 1.74, meaning that its share price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500.


BNP Paribas pays an annual dividend of $1.63 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. ING Groep pays an annual dividend of $0.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.2%. ING Groep pays out 57.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BNP Paribas and ING Groep’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BNP Paribas $52.36 billion 1.17 $11.23 billion N/A N/A
ING Groep $21.88 billion 1.81 $7.04 billion $1.28 7.95

BNP Paribas has higher revenue and earnings than ING Groep.


ING Groep beats BNP Paribas on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

BNP Paribas Company Profile (Get Rating)

BNP Paribas SA provides a range of banking and financial services in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company offers corporate and institutional banking services, such as consulting, financing and transaction banking for corporate clients and institutional investors; capital markets investment and financing; securities clearing, and custody services. It also provides commercial, and personal banking and services, including financing and leasing services, financing of individuals, and digital banking services, as well as current and savings account products, equipment leasing and financing solutions, and consumer loans. In addition, the company offers investment and protection services, which includes borrowers' insurance, which protects the insured party from the unexpected when taking out a mortgage, personal, auto, or consumer loan; savings and protection solutions comprising life insurance, employee savings, retirement savings, etc.; asset management, wealth management, and real estate services. The company was formerly known as Banque Nationale de Paris and changed its name to BNP Paribas SA in May 2000. BNP Paribas SA was founded in 1822 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

ING Groep Company Profile (Get Rating)

ING Groep N.V., a financial institution, provides various banking products and services in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Rest of Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. It operates in six segments: Retail Netherlands, Retail Belgium, Retail Germany, Retail Other, Wholesale Banking, and Corporate Line Banking. The company accepts various deposits, such as current and savings accounts; and offers business lending products, as well as consumer lending products, such as residential mortgage loans, term loans, and revolver and personal loans. It also provides debt capital market, working capital, export finance, daily banking, treasury and risk, and corporate finance solutions; and specialized lending, equity market, finance, payments and cash management, and trade services and solutions, as well as savings, investment, insurance, mortgage, and digital banking services. The company serves customers, corporate clients, and financial institutions, including small and medium-sized, and mid-corporates. ING Groep N.V. was founded in 1762 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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