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S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
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This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
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This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
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Bank of Ireland Group (BIRG) Competitors

GBX 8.34
+0.29 (+3.60%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

BIRG vs. STB, CBKD, ARBB, MTRO, PMI, CMPG, HEIT, NEOA, MIX, and GOT

Should you be buying Bank of Ireland Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Bank of Ireland Group include Secure Trust Bank (STB), Commercial International Bank (Egypt) S.A.E. (CBKD), Arbuthnot Banking Group (ARBB), Metro Bank (MTRO), Premier Miton Group (PMI), CT Global Managed Portfolio Trust (CMPG), Harmony Energy Income Trust (HEIT), New Energy One Acquisition (NEOA), Mobeus Income & Growth VCT (MIX), and Global Opportunities Trust (GOT). These companies are all part of the "financial services" sector.

Bank of Ireland Group vs.

Bank of Ireland Group (LON:BIRG) and Secure Trust Bank (LON:STB) are both small-cap financial services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, media sentiment, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, community ranking, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Bank of Ireland Group has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Secure Trust Bank has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Bank of Ireland Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 21 per share and has a dividend yield of 251.8%. Secure Trust Bank pays an annual dividend of GBX 45 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. Bank of Ireland Group pays out 1,653.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Secure Trust Bank pays out 2,980.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Bank of Ireland Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Secure Trust Bank has a consensus price target of GBX 1,391.67, suggesting a potential upside of 94.91%. Given Secure Trust Bank's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Secure Trust Bank is more favorable than Bank of Ireland Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bank of Ireland Group
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A
Secure Trust Bank
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

In the previous week, Bank of Ireland Group had 2 more articles in the media than Secure Trust Bank. MarketBeat recorded 3 mentions for Bank of Ireland Group and 1 mentions for Secure Trust Bank. Secure Trust Bank's average media sentiment score of 1.08 beat Bank of Ireland Group's score of 0.13 indicating that Secure Trust Bank is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Bank of Ireland Group
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Secure Trust Bank
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Bank of Ireland Group has higher revenue and earnings than Secure Trust Bank. Bank of Ireland Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Secure Trust Bank, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Bank of Ireland Group£3.79B0.02£1.36B£1.276.57
Secure Trust Bank£135M1.01£20.10M£1.51472.85

Secure Trust Bank received 221 more outperform votes than Bank of Ireland Group when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 77.22% of users gave Bank of Ireland Group an outperform vote while only 76.84% of users gave Secure Trust Bank an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Bank of Ireland GroupOutperform Votes
61
77.22%
Underperform Votes
18
22.78%
Secure Trust BankOutperform Votes
282
76.84%
Underperform Votes
85
23.16%

Bank of Ireland Group has a net margin of 38.26% compared to Secure Trust Bank's net margin of 19.04%. Bank of Ireland Group's return on equity of 12.05% beat Secure Trust Bank's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bank of Ireland Group38.26% 12.05% 0.93%
Secure Trust Bank 19.04%6.21%0.60%

59.0% of Bank of Ireland Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.4% of Secure Trust Bank shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Bank of Ireland Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of Secure Trust Bank shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Bank of Ireland Group beats Secure Trust Bank on 10 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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BIRG vs. The Competition

MetricBank of Ireland GroupBanks IndustryFinancial SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£88.40M£4.28B£2.99B£1.64B
Dividend Yield2.50%4.38%4.63%11.33%
P/E Ratio6.5749.30444.802,121.13
Price / Sales0.0260.162,863.85459,497.11
Price / Cash0.001.6349.9026.79
Price / Book0.010.611.532.51
Net Income£1.36B£976.51M£315.40M£184.48M
7 Day Performance-8.25%-0.18%0.95%0.41%
1 Month Performance-0.42%2.01%2.20%0.24%
1 Year Performance-19.23%1.57%11.04%21.31%

Bank of Ireland Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
STB
Secure Trust Bank
3.6055 of 5 stars
GBX 716
flat
GBX 1,391.67
+94.4%
-5.3%£136.33M£135M477.33940News Coverage
CBKD
Commercial International Bank (Egypt) S.A.E.
0 of 5 stars
GBX 1.35
-1.5%
N/AN/A£40.77M£58.52B5.007,791
ARBB
Arbuthnot Banking Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 1,060
flat
N/AN/A£171.40M£154.40M479.64749
MTRO
Metro Bank
0.6892 of 5 stars
GBX 34.65
-1.4%
GBX 70
+102.0%
-74.8%£233.08M£540.10M3,465.004,040Gap Up
PMI
Premier Miton Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 58.50
-1.7%
N/A-52.5%£89.29M£66.94M2,925.00163Dividend Announcement
Gap Down
CMPG
CT Global Managed Portfolio Trust
0 of 5 stars
GBX 238
+0.8%
N/A-0.8%£88.70MN/A-2,380.00N/A
HEIT
Harmony Energy Income Trust
3.2493 of 5 stars
GBX 39
-1.3%
GBX 133.50
+242.3%
-69.2%£88.58M£23.97M0.00N/AAnalyst Report
NEOA
New Energy One Acquisition
0 of 5 stars
GBX 1,395
flat
N/AN/A£87.47MN/A0.006
MIX
Mobeus Income & Growth VCT
0 of 5 stars
GBX 56
+0.7%
N/A-8.2%£92.00M£-15,970,000.00-2,800.00N/AGap Up
GOT
Global Opportunities Trust
0 of 5 stars
GBX 290
flat
N/A-8.3%£84.74M£6.46M1,812.50N/AGap Up

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This page (LON:BIRG) was last updated on 3/3/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff