Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (OTCMKTS: ANZBY) is one of 63 public companies in the “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Australia and New Zealand Banking Group to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Dividends

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Australia and New Zealand Banking Group pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group pays out 69.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.5% and pay out 34.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Australia and New Zealand Banking Group and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group $26.30 billion $4.88 billion 11.97
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Competitors $14.29 billion $2.16 billion 10.78

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.3% of shares of all “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of shares of all “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group’s peers have a beta of 0.93, indicating that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Australia and New Zealand Banking Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group N/A N/A N/A
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Competitors 18.68% 12.06% 1.04%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Competitors 465 1477 1452 68 2.32

As a group, “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 11.92%. Given Australia and New Zealand Banking Group’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group peers beat Australia and New Zealand Banking Group on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Company Profile

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides various banking and financial products and services to individual and business customers. The company's Australia division offers retail products and services to consumer and private banking customers in Australia through the branch network, mortgage specialists, the contact center, and various self-service channels, such as Internet banking, phone banking, ATMs, Website, and digital banking; and corporate and commercial banking services comprising financial solutions through dedicated managers focusing on privately owned small, medium, and large enterprises, as well as the agricultural business segment. Its Institutional division provides working capital and liquidity solutions, including documentary trade, supply chain financing, cash management solutions, deposits, payments, and clearing; loan products, loan syndication, specialized loan structuring and execution, project and export finance, debt structuring and acquisition finance, structured trade and asset finance, and corporate advisory services; and risk management services on foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, commodities, debt capital markets, and wealth solutions. The company's New Zealand division offers retail and commercial banking and wealth management services to consumer, private banking, and small business customers. Its Wealth Australia division provides life, general, and mortgage insurance; and fund management services. The company's Asia Retail & Pacific division offers general banking and wealth management services; and products and services to retail customers, small to medium-sized enterprises, institutional customers, and governments. It operates in Australia, New Zealand, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas. The company was founded in 1835 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

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