Intercorp Financial (NYSE:IFS) and DNB ASA/S (OTCMKTS:DNHBY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of DNB ASA/S shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Intercorp Financial and DNB ASA/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Intercorp Financial $1.51 billion 3.14 $329.95 million N/A N/A
DNB ASA/S $8.63 billion 3.49 $2.98 billion $1.77 10.62

DNB ASA/S has higher revenue and earnings than Intercorp Financial.

Profitability

This table compares Intercorp Financial and DNB ASA/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intercorp Financial N/A N/A N/A
DNB ASA/S 32.49% 10.73% 0.85%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Intercorp Financial and DNB ASA/S, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intercorp Financial 0 0 2 0 3.00
DNB ASA/S 0 0 1 0 3.00

Intercorp Financial presently has a consensus target price of $56.50, indicating a potential upside of 36.14%. Given Intercorp Financial’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Intercorp Financial is more favorable than DNB ASA/S.

Summary

DNB ASA/S beats Intercorp Financial on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Intercorp Financial Company Profile

Intercorp Financial Services, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of financial services. Through its subsidiaries, it operates through the following business segments: Banking, Insurance, and Wealth Management. The Banking segment provides a range of retail banking and commercial banking products, and services to individuals, large companies, and small and medium enterprises. The Insurance segment offers retirement, savings, life, unemployment, and other insurance products mainly to retail customers. The Wealth Management segment comprises wealth management, private banking, financing, brokerage, advisory, and other investment services mainly to high net worth individuals. The company was founded on September 19, 2006 and is headquartered in Lima, Peru.

DNB ASA/S Company Profile

DNB ASA provides various banking products and services for retail and corporate customers in Norway and internationally. The company offers savings and investment products, including saving accounts, home savings products, equities, retirement savings, fixed rate deposits, exchange traded products, bonds and commercial papers, and asset management services; and loans, such as home mortgages, car and consumer loans, trade finance, and export financing, as well as overdraft facilities, bank guarantees, and leasing and factoring services. It also provides various cards; a range of insurance products comprising car, boat, motor vehicle, household contents, home, holiday home, travel, and life insurance products, as well as pet insurance for cats and dogs; and pension plans. In addition, the company offers investment banking advisory and financing services, such as mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt capital markets for corporations and private equity firms; and foreign exchange and treasury, cash management, research, commodities, equities, corporate finance, interest rates, securities, real estate broking, and Internet and mobile banking services. It offers its products and services to various sectors, including energy; financial institutions; healthcare; manufacturing; packaging and forest products; seafood; shipping, offshore, and logistics; and telecom, media, and technology. The company distributes its products and services through its branches, in-store postal and banking outlets, and post office counters. DNB ASA was founded in 1822 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

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