Westpac Banking (NYSE: WBK) is one of 298 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Westpac Banking to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and risk.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Westpac Banking and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Westpac Banking Competitors||2215||8507||8446||348||2.35|
Volatility and Risk
Westpac Banking has a beta of 1.31, suggesting that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Westpac Banking’s peers have a beta of 0.80, suggesting that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.6% of Westpac Banking shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Westpac Banking pays an annual dividend of $1.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 35.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Westpac Banking and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Westpac Banking||$28.58 billion||$6.09 billion||N/A|
|Westpac Banking Competitors||$5.50 billion||$827.87 million||400.45|
Westpac Banking has higher revenue and earnings than its peers.
This table compares Westpac Banking and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Westpac Banking Competitors||18.79%||8.39%||0.94%|
Westpac Banking peers beat Westpac Banking on 8 of the 14 factors compared.
Westpac Banking Company Profile
Westpac Banking Corporation is a banking organization. The Company provides a range of banking and financial services in markets, including consumer, business and institutional banking and wealth management services. The Company is engaged in the provision of financial services, including lending, deposit taking, payments services, investment portfolio management and advice, superannuation and funds management, insurance services, leasing finance, general finance, interest rate risk management and foreign exchange services. The Company’s segments include Consumer Bank, Business Bank, BT Financial Group (BTFG), Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB) and Westpac New Zealand. The Company has branches throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and in the Pacific region. The Company through its division offers its services under various brands, such as Westpac, St.George, BankSA, Bank of Melbourne and RAMS brands.
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