Landmark Bancorp (NASDAQ:LARK) and DBS GRP HOLDING/S (OTCMKTS:DBSDY) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.


Landmark Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. DBS GRP HOLDING/S pays an annual dividend of $3.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. DBS GRP HOLDING/S pays out 50.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Landmark Bancorp has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

Landmark Bancorp has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DBS GRP HOLDING/S has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

19.5% of Landmark Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of DBS GRP HOLDING/S shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.1% of Landmark Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Landmark Bancorp and DBS GRP HOLDING/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Landmark Bancorp 20.20% 10.85% 1.04%
DBS GRP HOLDING/S 30.43% 11.57% 1.05%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Landmark Bancorp and DBS GRP HOLDING/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Landmark Bancorp $48.72 million 2.11 $10.43 million N/A N/A
DBS GRP HOLDING/S $13.36 billion 3.52 $4.13 billion $6.43 11.45

DBS GRP HOLDING/S has higher revenue and earnings than Landmark Bancorp.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Landmark Bancorp and DBS GRP HOLDING/S, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Landmark Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
DBS GRP HOLDING/S 0 2 0 0 2.00


DBS GRP HOLDING/S beats Landmark Bancorp on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Landmark Bancorp

Landmark Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Landmark National Bank that provides various financial and banking services. The company offers checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It also provides various loan products, such as one-to-four family residential real estate, construction and land, commercial real estate, commercial, municipal, and agriculture loans, as well as consumer and other loans, including automobile, boat, home improvement, and home equity loans. As of December 31, 2018, the company had 29 branch offices in 23 communities across the state of Kansas. Landmark Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Manhattan, Kansas.


DBS Group Holdings Ltd provides financial products and services in Singapore, Hong Kong, rest of Greater China, South and Southeast Asia, and internationally. It operates through Consumer Banking/Wealth Management, Institutional Banking, Treasury Markets, and Others segments. The Consumer Banking/Wealth Management segment offers banking and related financial services, including current and savings accounts, fixed deposits, loans and home finance, cards, payments, investment, and insurance products for individual customers. The Institutional Banking segment provides financial services and products for bank and non-bank financial institutions, government-linked companies, large corporates, and small and medium sized businesses. Its products and services comprise short-term working capital financing and specialized lending; cash management, trade finance, and securities and fiduciary services; treasury and markets products; and corporate finance and advisory banking, as well as capital markets solutions. The Treasury Markets segment is involved in structuring, market-making, and trading in a range of treasury products. The Others segment offers stock trading and Islamic banking services. The company operates approximately 280 branches across 18 markets. DBS Group Holdings Ltd was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Singapore.

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