Scully Royalty (NYSE:SRL) and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr (NYSE:BLX) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Scully Royalty and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Scully Royalty $107.82 million 1.19 $86.62 million N/A N/A
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr $276.34 million 2.85 $11.14 million $0.28 71.25

Scully Royalty has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Scully Royalty and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Scully Royalty 0 0 1 0 3.00
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr 0 1 1 0 2.50

Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr has a consensus target price of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 20.30%. Given Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr is more favorable than Scully Royalty.

Profitability

This table compares Scully Royalty and Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Scully Royalty N/A N/A N/A
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr 28.00% 8.46% 1.24%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

31.6% of Scully Royalty shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.7% of Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Scully Royalty shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr beats Scully Royalty on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Scully Royalty Company Profile

Scully Royalty Ltd. operates as a merchant banking company worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Merchant Banking and All Other. The Merchant Banking segment includes interest in an iron ore mine, captive supply assets and financial services, proprietary investing activities, and hydrocarbon interests. This segment holds various production assets, including a zinc alloy processing facility located in Slovakia; a hydro-electric power plant located in Africa; a non-ferrous rolling mill in Germany; and hydrocarbon production and processing assets in Canada, as well as a mining sub-lease of the lands upon which the Scully iron ore mine is situated in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This segment also offers specialty banking services with a focus on merchant banking products and services for corporations and institutions. The All Other segment is involved in the business activities related to medical equipment, instruments, supplies, and services. The company was formerly known as MFC Bancorp Ltd. and changed its name to Scully Royalty Ltd. in June 2019. Scully Royalty Ltd. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Central, Hong Kong.

Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr Company Profile

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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