Great Western Bancorp (NYSE: GWB) and Banco Santander (M?xico), S.A., Instituci?n de Banca M?ltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander M?xico (NYSE:BSMX) are both mid-cap financials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Dividends

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Great Western Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Banco Santander (M?xico), S.A., Instituci?n de Banca M?ltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander M?xico pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. Great Western Bancorp pays out 31.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Great Western Bancorp has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Great Western Bancorp and Banco Santander (M?xico), S.A., Instituci?n de Banca M?ltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander M?xico’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Great Western Bancorp 27.04% 8.66% 1.30%
Banco Santander (M?xico), S.A., Instituci?n de Banca M?ltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander M?xico 16.88% 15.15% 1.43%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Great Western Bancorp and Banco Santander (M?xico), S.A., Instituci?n de Banca M?ltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander M?xico’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Great Western Bancorp $497.73 million 5.07 $144.78 million $2.55 16.80
Banco Santander (M?xico), S.A., Instituci?n de Banca M?ltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander M?xico $6.23 billion 0.76 $939.07 million N/A N/A

Banco Santander (M?xico), S.A., Instituci?n de Banca M?ltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander M?xico has higher revenue and earnings than Great Western Bancorp.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

26.7% of Banco Santander (M?xico), S.A., Instituci?n de Banca M?ltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander M?xico shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Great Western Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Great Western Bancorp and Banco Santander (M?xico), S.A., Instituci?n de Banca M?ltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander M?xico, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Great Western Bancorp 0 4 5 0 2.56
Banco Santander (M?xico), S.A., Instituci?n de Banca M?ltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander M?xico 1 3 1 0 2.00

Great Western Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $46.56, suggesting a potential upside of 8.65%. Banco Santander (M?xico), S.A., Instituci?n de Banca M?ltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander M?xico has a consensus target price of $10.30, suggesting a potential upside of 44.26%. Given Banco Santander (M?xico), S.A., Instituci?n de Banca M?ltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander M?xico’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Banco Santander (M?xico), S.A., Instituci?n de Banca M?ltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander M?xico is more favorable than Great Western Bancorp.

Volatility and Risk

Great Western Bancorp has a beta of 1.58, meaning that its stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Banco Santander (M?xico), S.A., Instituci?n de Banca M?ltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander M?xico has a beta of 1.47, meaning that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Great Western Bancorp Company Profile

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. is a full-service regional bank holding company. The Company is the holding company of the Great Western Bank (the Bank). As of September 30, 2016, the Company served customers through 173 branches in various markets in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. The Company focuses on business and agribusiness banking, complemented by retail banking and wealth management services. The Company’s loan portfolio consists primarily of business loans, consisting of commercial and industrial loans (C&I), commercial real estate loans and agribusiness loans. The Company offers its business banking customers a focused range of financial products designed to meet the specific needs of their businesses, including loans, lines of credit, cash management services, online business deposit and wire transfer services, in addition to non-interest-bearing demand deposit and savings accounts, and corporate credit cards.

Banco Santander (M?xico), S.A., Instituci?n de Banca M?ltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander M?xico Company Profile

Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV, formerly Santander Mexico Financial Group SAB de CV or Grupo Financiero Santander SAB de CV, is a Mexico-based financial institution. The Company is primarily engaged in the provision of multiple banking services, securities brokerage, financial advice services, as well as other related investment activities. The Company offers its services to both, individual and corporate clients. The Company owns such principal subsidiaries as Banco Santander (Mexico) SA, Casa de Bolsa Santander SA de CV and Zurich Santander Seguros Mexico S.A.

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