Contrasting Banco Santander-Chile (BSAC) and Its Rivals

Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE: BSAC) is one of 312 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Banco Santander-Chile to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Banco Santander-Chile and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Banco Santander-Chile $3.83 billion $618.88 million 17.63
Banco Santander-Chile Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 86.08

Banco Santander-Chile’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Banco Santander-Chile. Banco Santander-Chile is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Banco Santander-Chile has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Banco Santander-Chile’s competitors have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Banco Santander-Chile and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Banco Santander-Chile 19.92% 17.51% 1.45%
Banco Santander-Chile Competitors 18.59% 8.30% 0.93%

Dividends

Banco Santander-Chile pays an annual dividend of $0.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Banco Santander-Chile pays out 45.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

16.7% of Banco Santander-Chile shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.1% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Banco Santander-Chile and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Banco Santander-Chile 0 4 0 0 2.00
Banco Santander-Chile Competitors 2216 8675 8716 354 2.36

Banco Santander-Chile presently has a consensus target price of $26.00, indicating a potential downside of 21.99%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 6.42%. Given Banco Santander-Chile’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Banco Santander-Chile has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Banco Santander-Chile competitors beat Banco Santander-Chile on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Banco Santander-Chile Company Profile

Banco Santander-Chile (the Bank), formerly Banco Santander Chile, is a Chilean bank. The Bank’s segments include Retail banking, Middle-market, Global Corporate Banking and Corporate Activities (Other). The Retail Banking segment consists of individuals and small to middle-sized entities (SMEs). The Middle-market segment serves companies and large corporations. The Global Corporate Banking segment consists of foreign and domestic multinational companies. The Corporate Activities segment includes its Financial Management Division, which develops global management functions. It provides a range of commercial and retail banking services to its customers, including Chilean peso and foreign currency denominated loans to finance a range of commercial transactions, trade, foreign currency forward contracts and credit lines and a range of retail banking services, including mortgage financing. In addition to its traditional banking operations, the Bank offers a range of financial services.

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