HANG SENG Bk Lt/S (OTCMKTS:HSNGY) and Royal Bank of Scotland Group (OTCMKTS:RBSPF) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares HANG SENG Bk Lt/S and Royal Bank of Scotland Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HANG SENG Bk Lt/S N/A N/A N/A
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 7.46% 5.41% 0.36%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of HANG SENG Bk Lt/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

HANG SENG Bk Lt/S pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Royal Bank of Scotland Group does not pay a dividend. HANG SENG Bk Lt/S pays out 43.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

HANG SENG Bk Lt/S has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Royal Bank of Scotland Group has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares HANG SENG Bk Lt/S and Royal Bank of Scotland Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HANG SENG Bk Lt/S $10.17 billion 4.44 $2.57 billion $1.32 17.90
Royal Bank of Scotland Group $19.56 billion 1.75 $1.78 billion N/A N/A

HANG SENG Bk Lt/S has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for HANG SENG Bk Lt/S and Royal Bank of Scotland Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HANG SENG Bk Lt/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Royal Bank of Scotland Group beats HANG SENG Bk Lt/S on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About HANG SENG Bk Lt/S

Hang Seng Bank Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides various banking and related financial services to individual, corporate, commercial, small and medium-sized enterprise, and institutional customers in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Other. The company offers personal banking services, including current and savings accounts, mortgages and personal loans, credit cards, and insurance and wealth management services, as well as consumer lending services. It also provides corporate lending, trade and receivable finance, payments and cash management, treasury and foreign exchange, general insurance, key-person insurance, investment, and corporate wealth management services, as well as general banking, interest rate, money market, structured, derivative products, etc. In addition, the company offers trustee, nominee, retirement benefit and life assurance, fund management, stock broking, and property management services, as well as engages in the compilation and dissemination of the Hang Seng share index. As of March 12, 2018, it operated 270 service outlets in Hong Kong; branches in Macau and Singapore; and a representative office in Taipei. Hang Seng Bank Limited, through its subsidiary, Hang Seng Bank (China) Limited, operates a mainland China network with outlets in the Pearl River delta, the Yangtze River delta, the Bohai Rim region, and Midwest China. The company was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Central, Hong Kong. Hang Seng Bank Limited is a subsidiary of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.

About Royal Bank of Scotland Group

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to personal, commercial, corporate, and institutional customers worldwide. It operates through Personal & Business Banking, Commercial & Private Banking, RBS International, and NatWest Markets segments. The company offers savings and current accounts; secured personal loans, and business lending and asset-backed lending products; invoice financing and other financing products; and insurance products and credit cards. It also provides unitized fund, rate, portfolio management, payment, liquidity management, financial planning, and currency products. In addition, the company offers personal and business banking, commercial and private banking, wealth planning, investment management, risk management, and trading services to retail banking, mass affluent, small business, and high net worth customers. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc was founded in 1727 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.

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