ANZ (OTCMKTS:ANZBY) and FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH (OTCMKTS:FDVA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares ANZ and FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ANZ||$26.98 billion||1.90||$4.87 billion||$1.73||10.25|
|FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH||$25.57 million||2.50||$190,000.00||N/A||N/A|
ANZ has higher revenue and earnings than FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.1% of ANZ shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.3% of FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of ANZ shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for ANZ and FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH||0||0||0||0||N/A|
ANZ pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH does not pay a dividend. ANZ pays out 63.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares ANZ and FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH||1.54%||0.67%||0.08%|
Risk and Volatility
ANZ has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH has a beta of 0.25, suggesting that its share price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500.
FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH beats ANZ on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited provides various banking and financial products and services. The company's Australia division offers retail products and services to consumers through the branch network, mortgage specialists, contact centers, and third party brokers, as well as self-service channels, such as Internet banking, phone banking, ATMs, Website, and digital banking; and banking products and financial services, including asset financing to medium to large commercial customers, agribusiness customers, small business owners, high net worth individuals, and family groups. Its Institutional division provides working capital and liquidity solutions, which include documentary trade, supply chain financing, commodity financing, cash management solutions, deposits, payments, and clearing; loan syndication, specialized loan structuring and execution, project and export finance, debt structuring and acquisition finance, and corporate advisory services, as well as loan products; and risk management services on foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, commodities, and debt capital markets. The company's New Zealand division offers banking and wealth management services to consumer, and private banking and small business banking customers; and relationship banking and financial solutions to medium to large enterprises, and agricultural businesses. Its Wealth Australia division provides lenders mortgage insurance, share investing, financial planning, and general insurance distribution services. The company's Asia Retail & Pacific division offers general banking and wealth management services to retail customers; and products and services to retail customers, small to medium-sized enterprises, institutional customers, and governments. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited has operations in Australia, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Americas, and New Zealand. The company was founded in 1835 and is headquartered in Docklands, Australia.
About FREEDOM BK OF V/SH SH
The Freedom Bank of Virginia provides various banking products and services primarily in the Northern Virginia area. The company accepts checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts. Its loan products include consumer loans, such as installment loans, home equity line of credit, and mortgages for purchasing homes or refinancing existing mortgages; and commercial loans, including business installment loans, commercial line of credit, commercial real estate mortgages, and small business administration loans, as well as mortgage services. The company also provides credit and ATM/debit cards; insurance products; and online security, overdraft protection, notary, Merchant Visa and MasterCard agency, and online and telephone banking services, as well as wire transfers, ACH transactions, direct and night deposits, safe deposit boxes, cashier's checks, certified checks, money orders, and savings bonds. In addition, it acts as a broker-dealer in securities. The company operates through a network of branch offices located in Vienna, Fairfax, Reston, and Chantilly in Virginia. The Freedom Bank of Virginia is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.
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