BANCO DO BRASIL/S (OTCMKTS:BDORY) and Zions Bancorporation NA (NASDAQ:ZION) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for BANCO DO BRASIL/S and Zions Bancorporation NA, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BANCO DO BRASIL/S 0 0 2 0 3.00
Zions Bancorporation NA 0 6 9 0 2.60

Zions Bancorporation NA has a consensus target price of $55.71, suggesting a potential upside of 24.14%. Given Zions Bancorporation NA’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Zions Bancorporation NA is more favorable than BANCO DO BRASIL/S.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.2% of Zions Bancorporation NA shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Zions Bancorporation NA shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares BANCO DO BRASIL/S and Zions Bancorporation NA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BANCO DO BRASIL/S 10.20% 13.80% 0.98%
Zions Bancorporation NA 27.58% 12.24% 1.27%

Volatility and Risk

BANCO DO BRASIL/S has a beta of 0.99, meaning that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zions Bancorporation NA has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.


BANCO DO BRASIL/S pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Zions Bancorporation NA pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Zions Bancorporation NA pays out 29.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Zions Bancorporation NA has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years. Zions Bancorporation NA is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares BANCO DO BRASIL/S and Zions Bancorporation NA’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BANCO DO BRASIL/S $35.32 billion 1.04 $3.52 billion N/A N/A
Zions Bancorporation NA $3.03 billion 2.70 $884.00 million $4.08 11.00

BANCO DO BRASIL/S has higher revenue and earnings than Zions Bancorporation NA.


Zions Bancorporation NA beats BANCO DO BRASIL/S on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.


Banco do Brasil S.A. provides banking products and services for individuals, companies, and public sectors in Brazil and internationally. The company's Banking segment offers various products and services, including deposits, loans, and services to retail, wholesale, and public sector markets, as well as to micro-entrepreneurs and the low income population. Its Investments segment engages in the intermediation and distribution of debts in the primary and secondary markets; equity investment activities; and rendering of financial services. The company's Fund Management segment is involved in the purchase, sale, and custody of securities, as well as the management of portfolios, and investment funds and clubs. Its Insurance, Pension and Capitalization segment provides life, property, and automobile insurance products, as well as private pension and capitalization plans. The company's Payment Methods segment is involved in the funding, transmission, processing, and settlement of transactions through electronic means. Its Other segment engages in the provision of credit recovery and consortium administration services; development, manufacturing, leasing, and integration of digital electronic systems and equipment, peripherals, programs, inputs, and computing supplies; intermediation of air tickets; and lodging and organization of events. Banco do Brasil S.A. was founded in 1808 and is headquartered in Brasília, Brazil.

About Zions Bancorporation NA

Zions Bancorporation, National Association provides various banking and related services primarily in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The company offers community banking services, such as small and medium-sized business and corporate banking; commercial and residential development, construction, and term lending; retail banking; treasury cash management and related products and services; residential mortgage servicing and lending services; trust and wealth management services; capital markets services, including municipal finance advisory and underwriting; and investment services. It also offers personal banking services to individuals, including home mortgages, bankcards, other installment loans, home equity lines of credit, checking accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit of various types and maturities, trust services, safe deposit facilities, and Internet and mobile banking services. In addition, the company provides self-directed brokerage services; small business administration lending and secondary market agricultural real estate mortgage loans; corporate trust services for municipalities; and bond transfer, stock transfer, and escrow services. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 433 branches. The company was formerly known as ZB, National Association and changed its name to Zions Bancorporation, National Association in September 2018. Zions Bancorporation, National Association was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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