Bat Group (NASDAQ:GLG) and Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

Bat Group has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cullen/Frost Bankers has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Bat Group and Cullen/Frost Bankers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bat Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cullen/Frost Bankers 4 2 2 0 1.75

Cullen/Frost Bankers has a consensus price target of $90.88, indicating a potential downside of 1.02%. Given Cullen/Frost Bankers’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cullen/Frost Bankers is more favorable than Bat Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of Bat Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.0% of Cullen/Frost Bankers shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Bat Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of Cullen/Frost Bankers shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bat Group and Cullen/Frost Bankers’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bat Group $490,000.00 34.78 $7.65 million N/A N/A
Cullen/Frost Bankers $1.50 billion 3.84 $443.60 million $6.84 13.42

Cullen/Frost Bankers has higher revenue and earnings than Bat Group.

Profitability

This table compares Bat Group and Cullen/Frost Bankers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bat Group -231.71% -105.27% -71.08%
Cullen/Frost Bankers 29.62% 12.19% 1.36%

Summary

Cullen/Frost Bankers beats Bat Group on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bat Group

Bat Group, Inc. engages in leasing used cars to individual and corporate customers under the Batcar brand name in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei. It also rents cars to other auto rental companies at a discounted rate, as well as provides car pooling services. The company was formerly known as China Bat Group, Inc. and changed its name to Bat Group, Inc. in June 2019. Bat Group, Inc. is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

About Cullen/Frost Bankers

Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. operates as the holding company for Frost Bank that offers commercial and consumer banking services in Texas. It operates in two segments, Banking and Frost Wealth Advisors. The company offers commercial banking services to corporations and other business clients, including financing for industrial and commercial properties, interim construction related to industrial and commercial properties, equipment, inventories and accounts receivables, and acquisitions; commercial leasing; and treasury management services. It also provides consumer banking services, such as checking accounts, savings programs, automated-teller machines (ATMs), overdraft facilities, installment and real estate loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, drive-in and night deposit services, safe deposit facilities, and brokerage services. In addition, the company offers international banking services comprising deposits, loans, letters of credit, foreign collections, funds, and foreign exchange services. Further, it acts as a correspondent for approximately 194 financial institutions; offers trust, investment, agency, and custodial services for individual and corporate clients; provides capital market services that include sales and trading, new issue underwriting, money market trading, advisory, and securities safekeeping and clearance; and supports international business activities. Additionally, the company offers insurance and securities brokerage services; holds securities for investment purposes; and provides loans to qualified borrowers, as well as investment management services to Frost-managed mutual funds, institutions, and individuals. It operates approximately 131 financial centers and 1,200 ATMs. The company serves the energy, manufacturing, services, construction, retail, telecommunications, healthcare, military, and transportation industries. Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

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