DNB ASA/S (OTCMKTS:DNHBY) and American Business Bank (OTCMKTS:AMBZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.1% of DNB ASA/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.7% of American Business Bank shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares DNB ASA/S and American Business Bank’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|American Business Bank||25.37%||N/A||N/A|
DNB ASA/S pays an annual dividend of $0.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. American Business Bank does not pay a dividend.
Risk and Volatility
DNB ASA/S has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Business Bank has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares DNB ASA/S and American Business Bank’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|DNB ASA/S||$8.75 billion||2.91||$2.98 billion||N/A||N/A|
|American Business Bank||$74.09 million||3.62||$16.39 million||N/A||N/A|
DNB ASA/S has higher revenue and earnings than American Business Bank.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for DNB ASA/S and American Business Bank, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|American Business Bank||0||0||0||0||N/A|
DNB ASA/S beats American Business Bank on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About DNB ASA/S
DNB ASA provides various banking products and services for retail and corporate customers in Norway and internationally. The company offers savings and investment products, including saving accounts, home savings products, equities, retirement savings, fixed rate deposits, exchange traded products, bonds and commercial papers, and asset management services; and loans, such as home mortgages, car and consumer loans, trade finance, and export financing, as well as overdraft facilities, bank guarantees, and leasing and factoring services. It also provides various cards; a range of insurance products comprising car, boat, motor vehicle, household contents, home, holiday home, travel, and life insurance products, as well as pet insurance for cats and dogs; and pension plans. In addition, the company offers investment banking advisory and financing services, such as mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt capital markets for corporations and private equity firms; and foreign exchange and treasury, cash management, research, commodities, equities, corporate finance, interest rates, securities, real estate broking, and Internet and mobile banking services. It offers its products and services to various sectors, including energy; financial institutions; healthcare; manufacturing; packaging and forest products; seafood; shipping, offshore, and logistics; and telecom, media, and technology. The company distributes its products and services through its branches, in-store postal and banking outlets, and post office counters. DNB ASA was founded in 1822 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.
About American Business Bank
American Business Bank provides various banking and financial services to wholesalers, manufacturers, businesses, professionals, and non-profits in California. Its deposit products include checking, money market, savings, business demand deposit, business money market, special deposit, zero balance, and sweep accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company's loan products comprise personal loans, lines of credit, short term working capital lines, term loans, commercial/industrial real estate loans, and accounts receivable lines. It also offers various services, such as telephone notification, lock box processing, investment, courier, remote deposit, consulting, general business advice, investment banking, investment management, equipment leasing, residential mortgage lending, and professional referral services, as well as online banking services consisting of bill payment, fund transfer, account information, automatic clearing house origination, stop payment, and wire transfer services; and provides credit cards and ATM cards. In addition, the company offers international banking services, including international money transfer, letters of credit, foreign currency deposit, documentary and cleaning collection, and foreign currency exchange services. It operates through five loan production offices in Anaheim, Irvine, Torrance, the Warner Center, and Ontario. American Business Bank was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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