ICICI Bank (NYSE:IBN) and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (OTCMKTS:SVKEF) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

22.7% of ICICI Bank shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares ICICI Bank and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ICICI Bank 4.29% 2.75% 0.28%
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for ICICI Bank and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ICICI Bank 0 3 1 1 2.60
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ICICI Bank and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ICICI Bank $11.27 billion 3.51 $486.31 million $0.15 81.93
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken $7.05 billion 2.90 N/A N/A N/A

ICICI Bank has higher revenue and earnings than Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken.

Risk & Volatility

ICICI Bank has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

ICICI Bank pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken does not pay a dividend. ICICI Bank pays out 26.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ICICI Bank has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Summary

ICICI Bank beats Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ICICI Bank

ICICI Bank Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial services in India and internationally. It operates through Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, Treasury, Other Banking, Life Insurance, General Insurance, and Others segments. The company offers savings, salary, pension, current, and other accounts; and fixed, recurring, and security deposits. It also provides home, car, two wheeler, personal, gold, and commercial business loans, as well as loans against securities and other loans; business loans, such as working capital finance, term loans, collateral free loans, loans without financials, finance for importers and exporters, and secured loans for credit card swipes, as well as loans for new entities, and schools and colleges; and credit, debit, prepaid, travel, and corporate cards. In addition, the company offers life, health, travel, car, two wheeler, home, and student medical insurance products; pockets wallet; fixed income products; investment products, such as mutual funds, gold monetization schemes, and initial public offerings, as well as other online investment services; and farmer finance, tractor loans, and micro banking services, as well as other services to agri traders and processors, and agri corporates. Further, it provides portfolio management, trade, foreign exchange, locker, private and NRI banking, and cash management services; family wealth and demat accounts; commercial banking, investment banking, capital markets and custodial, project and technology finance, and institutional banking services, as well as Internet, mobile, and phone banking services. Additionally, the company offers securities investment, broking, trading, and underwriting services; and merchant banking, private equity/venture capital fund management, trusteeship, and pension fund management services. As of March 31, 2018, it had a network of 4,867 branches and 14,367 ATMs. ICICI Bank Limited was founded in 1955 and is based in Mumbai, India.

About Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ.) provides corporate, retail, investment, and private banking services in Sweden and internationally. It operates through Large Corporates & Financial Institutions, Corporate & Private Customers, Baltic, Life & Investment Management, and Other segments. The company offers research services; analysis, advisory, execution, and trading services in the foreign exchange, fixed income, equities, and commodities markets; transaction services, including cash management, trade and supply chain financing, custody, asset servicing, and fund services. It also provides investment banking services, such as corporate finance advisory services related to acquisitions, divestments, and mergers; equity capital market services related to initial public offerings, rights issues, and placings; and debt financing services comprising corporate loan origination, debt capital markets, leveraged finance, and structured finance services, as well as real estate and shipping finance services. In addition, the company offers venture capital for entrepreneurs and innovators; asset management products that include alternative, equity, fixed income, investment, and private equity solutions; and pensions, life insurance, health care insurance, and disability insurance. It serves large corporations and institutions, private customers, and small and medium-sized corporates. The company offers its services through 189 branch offices. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ.) was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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