Ames National (NASDAQ:ATLO) and BANCO DO BRASIL/S (OTCMKTS:BDORY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Ames National and BANCO DO BRASIL/S’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ames National||$57.63 million||4.26||$17.01 million||N/A||N/A|
|BANCO DO BRASIL/S||$35.32 billion||0.97||$3.52 billion||N/A||N/A|
BANCO DO BRASIL/S has higher revenue and earnings than Ames National.
This table compares Ames National and BANCO DO BRASIL/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|BANCO DO BRASIL/S||9.52%||12.39%||0.88%|
Ames National pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. BANCO DO BRASIL/S pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Ames National has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Ames National is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Ames National and BANCO DO BRASIL/S, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|BANCO DO BRASIL/S||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Volatility and Risk
Ames National has a beta of 0.57, meaning that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BANCO DO BRASIL/S has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
23.9% of Ames National shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Ames National shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Ames National beats BANCO DO BRASIL/S on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Ames National Company Profile
Ames National Corporation operates as a multi-bank holding company that provides banking services primarily in the central, north-central, and south-central Iowa counties of Boone, Clarke, Hancock, Marshall, Polk, and Story. The company offers a range of deposits, including checking, savings, and accounts; and time deposits of various types, including money market accounts and certificates of deposit. It also provides loans, such as short-term and medium-term commercial and agricultural real estate loans, residential real estate loans, equipment loans, vehicle loans, personal loans and lines of credit, and home improvement loans, as well as agricultural and business operating loans and lines of credit; and originates mortgage loans for sale into the secondary market. In addition, the company offers cash management, merchant credit card processing, safe deposit box, wire transfer, direct deposit of payroll and social security check, and automated/video teller machine access services; and automatic drafts for various accounts, as well as trust services comprising wealth management services. Further, it provides farm management, investment, and custodial services for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations; and online management, mobile banking, and private banking services. The company was founded in 1903 and is based in Ames, Iowa.
BANCO DO BRASIL/S Company Profile
Banco do Brasil S.A. provides banking products and services for individuals, companies, and public sectors in Brazil and internationally. The company's Banking segment offers various products and services, including deposits, loans, and services to retail, wholesale, and public sector markets, as well as to micro-entrepreneurs and the low income population. Its Investments segment engages in the intermediation and distribution of debts in the primary and secondary markets; equity investment activities; and rendering of financial services. The company's Fund Management segment is involved in the purchase, sale, and custody of securities, as well as the management of portfolios, and investment funds and clubs. Its Insurance, Pension and Capitalization segment provides life, property, and automobile insurance products, as well as private pension and capitalization plans. The company's Payment Methods segment is involved in the funding, transmission, processing, and settlement of transactions through electronic means. Its Other segment engages in the provision of credit recovery and consortium administration services; development, manufacturing, leasing, and integration of digital electronic systems and equipment, peripherals, programs, inputs, and computing supplies; intermediation of air tickets; and lodging and organization of events. Banco do Brasil S.A. was founded in 1808 and is headquartered in BrasÃlia, Brazil.
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