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Banco Santander (BNC) Competitors

GBX 370.50
-4.50 (-1.20%)
(As of 07/12/2024 07:40 PM ET)


Should you be buying Banco Santander stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Banco Santander include HSBC (HSBA), Barclays (BARC), Standard Chartered (STAN), CAB Payments (CABP), London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY), NatWest Group (NWG), Prudential (PRU), Legal & General Group (LGEN), and Aviva (AV). These companies are all part of the "financial services" sector.

Banco Santander vs.

Banco Santander (LON:BNC) and HSBC (LON:HSBA) are both large-cap financial services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, media sentiment, community ranking and earnings.

In the previous week, HSBC had 5 more articles in the media than Banco Santander. MarketBeat recorded 5 mentions for HSBC and 0 mentions for Banco Santander. HSBC's average media sentiment score of 0.62 beat Banco Santander's score of 0.00 indicating that HSBC is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Banco Santander Neutral
HSBC Positive

HSBC received 877 more outperform votes than Banco Santander when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 64.74% of users gave Banco Santander an outperform vote while only 50.15% of users gave HSBC an outperform vote.

Banco SantanderOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
HSBCOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

31.2% of Banco Santander shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.8% of HSBC shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Banco Santander shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of HSBC shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

HSBC has a consensus target price of GBX 792, indicating a potential upside of 18.02%. Given HSBC's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe HSBC is more favorable than Banco Santander.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Banco Santander
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)

Banco Santander has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HSBC has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.

HSBC has a net margin of 41.26% compared to Banco Santander's net margin of 24.68%. HSBC's return on equity of 12.31% beat Banco Santander's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Banco Santander24.68% 12.16% 0.70%
HSBC 41.26%12.31%0.81%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Banco Santander£46.01B1.25£10.87B£0.57650.00

Banco Santander pays an annual dividend of GBX 15 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. HSBC pays an annual dividend of GBX 49 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.3%. Banco Santander pays out 2,631.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. HSBC pays out 5,384.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.


HSBC beats Banco Santander on 16 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding BNC and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of LON and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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BNC vs. The Competition

MetricBanco SantanderBanks IndustryFinancial SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£57.69B£77.41B£3.18B£1.78B
Dividend Yield3.76%4.84%4.56%10.10%
P/E Ratio650.00182.95478.872,126.63
Price / Sales1.2592.091,887.68410,431.26
Price / Cash0.090.1750.2926.72
Price / Book0.611.191.532.79
Net Income£10.87B£7.99B£343.16M£172.00M
7 Day Performance0.82%2.33%0.84%89.57%
1 Month PerformanceN/A3.03%1.80%85.39%
1 Year Performance25.38%44.67%14.36%108.34%

Banco Santander Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
1.4074 of 5 stars
1.41 / 5 stars
GBX 669.85
GBX 792
+9.5%£125.66B£56.65B736.10220,861News Coverage
2.6387 of 5 stars
2.64 / 5 stars
GBX 222.10
GBX 276
+43.4%£33.20B£23.22B854.2392,400High Trading Volume
Standard Chartered
2.1539 of 5 stars
2.15 / 5 stars
GBX 722
GBX 951.33
CAB Payments
0.6954 of 5 stars
0.70 / 5 stars
GBX 125.80
GBX 585
N/A£319.71M£79.50M1,258.00381Analyst Forecast
London Stock Exchange Group
0.5139 of 5 stars
0.51 / 5 stars
GBX 9,456.68
GBX 8,347
+16.8%£50.13B£8.38B6,953.4425,608Insider Selling
High Trading Volume
Lloyds Banking Group
0.4909 of 5 stars
0.49 / 5 stars
GBX 59.10
GBX 56.83
+33.2%£37.24B£18.18B844.2962,569High Trading Volume
NatWest Group
1.8445 of 5 stars
1.84 / 5 stars
GBX 324.40
GBX 319.29
+33.2%£28.32B£13.75B690.2161,800Gap Down
3.5512 of 5 stars
3.55 / 5 stars
GBX 730.52
GBX 1,457.50
-31.7%£20.09B£11.04B1,490.8615,030Positive News
Legal & General Group
1.3235 of 5 stars
1.32 / 5 stars
GBX 232.90
GBX 285.80
+3.8%£13.93B£11.99B3,327.1411,956Positive News
0.1404 of 5 stars
0.14 / 5 stars
GBX 491.40
GBX 518.50
+25.2%£13.27B£21.57B1,328.1126,382High Trading Volume

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This page (LON:BNC) was last updated on 7/15/2024 by Staff

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