Itau Corpbanca (NYSE:ITCB) and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr (NYSE:BLX) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Itau Corpbanca and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Itau Corpbanca||$2.90 billion||1.40||$274.13 million||N/A||N/A|
|Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr||$276.34 million||3.01||$11.14 million||$0.28||75.07|
Itau Corpbanca has higher revenue and earnings than Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.3% of Itau Corpbanca shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.8% of Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Itau Corpbanca and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr||7.80%||7.94%||1.15%|
Risk & Volatility
Itau Corpbanca has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Itau Corpbanca and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr||1||1||3||0||2.40|
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr has a consensus target price of $22.75, suggesting a potential upside of 8.23%. Given Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr is more favorable than Itau Corpbanca.
Itau Corpbanca pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.3%. Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr pays out 550.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr beats Itau Corpbanca on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Itau Corpbanca
Itaú CorpBanca provides wholesale and retail banking services. The company offers checking and savings accounts, as well as accepts demand and time deposits; and provides commercial loans, mortgage loans, and consumer loans. It also offers financial advisory, mutual fund management, insurance brokerage, and securities brokerage services; trust portfolio management services, including investment trust management, administration, security, real estate trusts, and fund administration; court and out-of-court collections services for loans; and Internet and mobile banking services. The company has operations in Chile, Colombia, and Panama, as well as has a branch in New York and representative offices in Madrid and Peru. Itaú CorpBanca was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.
About Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr
Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A., a multinational bank, primarily engages in the financing of foreign trade in Latin America and the Caribbean. The company operates through two segments, Commercial and Treasury. It offers short and medium-term bilateral, structured and syndicated credits, and loan commitments; letter of credit contingencies, such as issued and confirmed letters of credit, and stand-by letters of credit; and guarantees covering commercial risk and other assets. The company also provides treasury solutions. It primarily serves financial institutions, companies, and investors. The company was formerly known as Banco Latinoamericano de Exportaciones, S.A. and changed its name to Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. in June 2009. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Panama City, the Republic of Panama.
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