SEB/SH A (OTCMKTS:SVKEF) and NORDEA Bk AB SW/S (OTCMKTS:NRBAY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for SEB/SH A and NORDEA Bk AB SW/S, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SEB/SH A 0 0 0 0 N/A
NORDEA Bk AB SW/S 0 5 0 0 2.00

Profitability

This table compares SEB/SH A and NORDEA Bk AB SW/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SEB/SH A N/A N/A N/A
NORDEA Bk AB SW/S 31.44% 10.57% 0.58%

Dividends

NORDEA Bk AB SW/S pays an annual dividend of $0.69 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. SEB/SH A does not pay a dividend. NORDEA Bk AB SW/S 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.

Volatility & Risk

SEB/SH A has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NORDEA Bk AB SW/S has a beta of 0.58, indicating that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of NORDEA Bk AB SW/S shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SEB/SH A and NORDEA Bk AB SW/S’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SEB/SH A $7.05 billion 3.31 N/A N/A N/A
NORDEA Bk AB SW/S $13.96 billion 3.20 $3.43 billion $0.85 12.96

NORDEA Bk AB SW/S has higher revenue and earnings than SEB/SH A.

Summary

NORDEA Bk AB SW/S beats SEB/SH A on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SEB/SH A

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ.) provides corporate, retail, investment, and private banking services in Sweden and internationally. It operates through Large Corporates & Financial Institutions, Corporate & Private Customers, Baltic, Life & Investment Management, and Other segments. The company offers research services; analysis, advisory, execution, and trading services in the foreign exchange, fixed income, equities, and commodities markets; transaction services, including cash management, trade and supply chain financing, custody, asset servicing, and fund services. It also provides investment banking services, such as corporate finance advisory services related to acquisitions, divestments, and mergers; equity capital market services related to initial public offerings, rights issues, and placings; and debt financing services comprising corporate loan origination, debt capital markets, leveraged finance, and structured finance services, as well as real estate and shipping finance services. In addition, the company offers venture capital for entrepreneurs and innovators; asset management products that include alternative, equity, fixed income, investment, and private equity solutions for institutional investors, and retail and private banking clients; and pensions, life insurance, health care insurance, and disability insurance, as well as investor, wholesale, treasury, and sickness insurance services. It serves large corporations and institutions, private customers, and small and medium-sized corporates. The company offers its services through 196 branch offices in Sweden and the Baltic countries; and 20 international sites, as well as phone banking services. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ.) was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

About NORDEA Bk AB SW/S

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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