Nordea Bank (OTCMKTS: NRBAY) is one of 63 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Nordea Bank to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Nordea Bank and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nordea Bank 0 6 0 0 2.00
Nordea Bank Competitors 464 1477 1452 68 2.32

As a group, “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 11.92%. Given Nordea Bank’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Nordea Bank has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Nordea Bank has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nordea Bank’s peers have a beta of 0.93, indicating that their average share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Nordea Bank pays an annual dividend of $0.69 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.7%. Nordea Bank pays out 81.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Nordea Bank and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Nordea Bank $13.96 billion $3.43 billion 12.16
Nordea Bank Competitors $14.29 billion $2.16 billion 10.78

Nordea Bank’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Nordea Bank. Nordea Bank 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.


This table compares Nordea Bank and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nordea Bank 26.09% 9.54% 0.49%
Nordea Bank Competitors 18.68% 12.06% 1.04%


Nordea Bank peers beat Nordea Bank on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Nordea Bank

Nordea Bank AB (publ) provides various banking products and services for personal customers, small and medium business, and corporates and financial institutions in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region. It operates through Personal Banking, Commercial & Business Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Wealth Management segments. It offers investment solutions, including fixed income, equity, and multi asset; cash management solutions; a range of asset finance, sales finance, and receivable finance solutions, as well as wholesale financing and management, and fleet management services. The company also provides securities services, such as custody services, including clearing, settlement, and safekeeping of domestic and foreign securities; administrates and processes corporate action events, paying agent, registrar services, equity incentive plans, and others; and sub-custody services, including account opening, settlements, income collection, taxation, corporate actions, proxy voting, reporting, and market advocacy. In addition, it offers life and pensions products; trade finance services; leasing and hire purchase products; and online and mobile services. It has approximately 650 branches. The company was founded in 1820 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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