Financial Contrast: Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (SBCF) vs. Banco Santander, (NYSE:SAN)

Banco Santander, (NYSE: SAN) and Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Banco Santander, and Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Banco Santander, $42.97 billion 2.31 $7.38 billion $0.48 13.46
Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida $193.25 million 4.97 $38.56 million $0.90 24.89

Banco Santander, has higher revenue and earnings than Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida. Banco Santander, is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Banco Santander, pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida does not pay a dividend. Banco Santander, pays out 37.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Banco Santander, and Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Banco Santander, 14.98% 6.70% 0.51%
Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida 17.09% 9.20% 0.93%

Volatility and Risk

Banco Santander, has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.2% of Banco Santander, shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.0% of Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.5% of Banco Santander, shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.8% of Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Banco Santander, and Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Banco Santander, 1 5 7 0 2.46
Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida 0 2 6 0 2.75

Banco Santander, currently has a consensus target price of $25.50, suggesting a potential upside of 294.74%. Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida has a consensus target price of $21.75, suggesting a potential downside of 2.90%. Given Banco Santander,’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Banco Santander, is more favorable than Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida.

Summary

Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida beats Banco Santander, on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Banco Santander, Company Profile

Banco Santander, S.A. is a retail and commercial bank. The Banks segments include Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Latin America and the United States. The Continental Europe segment covers all businesses in the Continental Europe. The United Kingdom segment includes the businesses developed by various units and branches in the country. The Latin America segment embraces all its financial activities conducted through its banks and subsidiaries in the region. The United States segment includes the Intermediate Holding Company (IHC) and its subsidiaries Santander Bank, Banco Santander Puerto Rico, Santander Consumer USA, Banco Santander International, Santander Investment Securities, and the Santander branch in New York. The Company’s commercial model satisfies the needs of all types of customers: individuals with various income levels.

Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida Company Profile

Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida is a bank holding company. The Company’s principal subsidiary is Seacoast National Bank, a national banking association (the Bank). The Company and its subsidiaries offer an array of deposit accounts and retail banking services, engage in consumer and commercial lending and provide a range of trust and asset management services, as well as securities and annuity products to its customers. The Company, through its bank subsidiary, provides a range of community banking services to commercial, small business and retail customers, offering a range of transaction and savings deposit products, treasury management services, brokerage, and secured and unsecured loan products, including revolving credit facilities, letters of credit and similar financial guarantees, and asset based financing. The Bank also provides trust and investment management services to retirement plans, corporations and individuals.

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