DANSKE Bk A/S/S (OTCMKTS: DBSDY) and DBS Grp HOLDING/S (OTCMKTS:DBSDY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of DANSKE Bk A/S/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of DBS Grp HOLDING/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

DANSKE Bk A/S/S has a beta of 0.17, suggesting that its stock price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DBS Grp HOLDING/S has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.


DANSKE Bk A/S/S pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. DBS Grp HOLDING/S pays an annual dividend of $3.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. DANSKE Bk A/S/S pays out 33.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. DBS Grp HOLDING/S pays out 68.8% 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for DANSKE Bk A/S/S and DBS Grp HOLDING/S, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DANSKE Bk A/S/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
DBS Grp HOLDING/S 0 0 1 0 3.00

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares DANSKE Bk A/S/S 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
DANSKE Bk A/S/S $7.31 billion 3.53 $3.17 billion $1.68 8.32
DBS Grp HOLDING/S $11.09 billion 4.24 $3.17 billion $4.97 14.86

DANSKE Bk A/S/S has higher earnings, but lower revenue than DBS Grp HOLDING/S. DANSKE Bk A/S/S is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than DBS Grp HOLDING/S, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares DANSKE Bk A/S/S and DBS Grp HOLDING/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DANSKE Bk A/S/S 41.47% 11.84% 0.56%
DBS Grp HOLDING/S 29.57% 9.74% 0.95%


DBS Grp HOLDING/S beats DANSKE Bk A/S/S on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.


Danske Bank A/S provides banking products and services to various customers. The company's Personal Banking segment offers advisory, property financing, leasing, insurance, and pension services to personal and private banking customers. Its Business Banking segment provides advisory, financing, investing, cash management, and risk management services to small and medium-sized businesses. The company's Corporates & Institutions segment offers strategic advice, financial solutions and products in capital markets, fixed income, currencies and commodities, and transaction banking to corporate and institutional customers. Its Wealth Management segment provides life insurance, health and accident insurance, unit-linked, pension savings, wealth and asset management, and private banking products and services to private individuals, companies, and institutional investors. The company's Northern Ireland segment offers various banking services. Danske Bank A/S also provides mortgage finance, real-estate brokerage, foreign exchange, and equity services, as well as trades in fixed income products. The company operates 280 branches in 8 countries. It has operations in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and internationally. Danske Bank A/S was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.


DBS Group Holdings Ltd, an investment holding company, provides commercial banking and financial 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 broking and Islamic banking services. The company operates approximately 280 branches across 17 markets. DBS Group Holdings Ltd was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Singapore.

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