Grupo Supervielle (NYSE: SUPV) and Synovus Financial (NYSE:SNV) are both financials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Grupo Supervielle and Synovus Financial, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grupo Supervielle 0 0 2 0 3.00
Synovus Financial 1 6 5 0 2.33

Grupo Supervielle currently has a consensus price target of $26.50, suggesting a potential downside of 9.77%. Synovus Financial has a consensus price target of $51.91, suggesting a potential upside of 3.30%. Given Synovus Financial’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Synovus Financial is more favorable than Grupo Supervielle.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Grupo Supervielle and Synovus Financial’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grupo Supervielle $1.40 billion 1.53 $147.71 million $1.46 20.12
Synovus Financial $1.51 billion 3.96 $275.47 million $2.56 19.63

Synovus Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Grupo Supervielle. Synovus Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Grupo Supervielle, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.6% of Grupo Supervielle shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.2% of Synovus Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Synovus Financial 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 Grupo Supervielle and Synovus Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grupo Supervielle 10.52% 24.39% 3.37%
Synovus Financial 18.27% 11.20% 1.03%


Grupo Supervielle pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Synovus Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Grupo Supervielle pays out 3.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Synovus Financial pays out 23.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Synovus Financial has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Synovus Financial is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.


Synovus Financial beats Grupo Supervielle on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Grupo Supervielle Company Profile

Grupo Supervielle SA is an Argentina-based holding company primarily engaged in the financial sector. The Company provides services through numerous subsidiaries, such as Banco Supervielle SA, that offers bank services, mainly to individuals and commercial customers; Cordial Compania Financiera SA, which focuses on credit card issuing, as well as providing consumer loans and insurance for Wal-Mart Argentina customers; Tarjeta Automatica SA, which issues and administrates credit cards; Cordial Microfinanzas SA, that offers financing for urban micro-enterprises; Supervielle Seguros SA, which sells insurance products; Supervielle Asset Management Sociedad Gerente de FCI SA, which manages investment funds, and Espacio Cordial Servicios SA, that distributes audio and video equipment, computers, home appliance and air conditioning units, among others. The Company operates in the domestic market.

Synovus Financial Company Profile

Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company and a bank holding company. The Company provides integrated financial services, including commercial and retail banking, financial management, insurance and mortgage services, to its customers through locally branded banking divisions of its subsidiary bank, Synovus Bank (the Bank), and other offices in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee. The Bank offers commercial banking services and retail banking services. The Bank’s commercial banking services include cash management, asset management, capital markets services, institutional trust services, and commercial, financial and real estate loans. Its retail banking services include mortgage, installment and other retail loans; investment and brokerage services; safe deposit services; automated banking services; automated fund transfers; Internet-based banking services, and bank credit card services, including MasterCard and Visa services.

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