Analysis of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA (NYSE: BLX) and Oxford Bank (OTCMKTS: OXBC)


Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA (NYSE:BLX – Get Rating) and Oxford Bank (OTCMKTS:OXBC – Get Rating) are both small cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on their dividend strength, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

23.4% of the shares of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 4.6% of Oxford Bank’s shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Oxford Bank has a beta of 0.47, indicating that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. S&P 500.

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA and Oxford Bank, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA 0 0 0 0 N / A
Bank of Oxford 0 0 0 0 N / A

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA and Oxford Bank.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA $158.31 million 3h30 $62.70 million $1.89 7.62
Bank of Oxford N / A N / A $10.56 million $3.05 9.67

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA has higher revenues and profits than Oxford Bank. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Oxford Bank, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA and Oxford Bank.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA 34.73% 6.95% 0.86%
Bank of Oxford N / A N / A N / A

Summary

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA beats Oxford Bank on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA

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Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA, a multinational bank, primarily deals with foreign trade financing in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Company operates through two segments, Commercial and Treasury. It offers short and medium term bilateral loans, structured and syndicated loans and loan commitments; financial guarantee agreements, such as issued and confirmed letters of credit and stand-by letters of credit; and guarantees covering trade risk and other assets, as well as co-financing arrangements, underwriting of syndicated credit facilities, structured trade finance in the form of factoring and seller financing, and leasing . The company also offers treasury solutions, including term deposits and private placements. It primarily serves financial institutions, corporations, and sovereign and public entities. The company was previously known as Banco Latinoamericano de Exportaciones, SA and changed its name to Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA in June 2009. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Panama City, Republic of Panama. .

About the Bank of Oxford

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Oxford Bank Corporation provides banking products and services to various Michigan customers. Its deposit products include individual savings, checking and retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The Company’s loan portfolio includes mortgages, home loans, auto loans, student loans, term loans, small business commercial and administrative real estate loans, and lines of credit. It also offers cash management, merchant card, remote capture, payroll, overdraft protection, wire transfer, night deposit and notary services, as well as safe deposit and security services. ATM; online, telephone and mobile banking services; debit and credit cards; and insurance products. The company operates its branches in Clarkston, Davison, Dryden, Lake Orion, Ortonville, Oxford and Oakland. Oxford Bank Corporation was founded in 1884 and is based in Oxford, Michigan.



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