Reviewing Intesa Sanpaolo (ISNPY) and BOK Financial (BOKF)

Intesa Sanpaolo (OTCMKTS: ISNPY) and BOK Financial (NASDAQ:BOKF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares Intesa Sanpaolo and BOK Financial’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Intesa Sanpaolo $17.50 billion 3.43 $4.35 billion $0.82 27.70
BOK Financial $1.67 billion 4.04 $334.64 million $5.29 19.46

Intesa Sanpaolo has higher revenue and earnings than BOK Financial. BOK Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Intesa Sanpaolo, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.9% of Intesa Sanpaolo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.5% of BOK Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 60.5% of BOK Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Intesa Sanpaolo has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BOK Financial has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Intesa Sanpaolo and BOK Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intesa Sanpaolo N/A N/A N/A
BOK Financial 20.14% 10.00% 1.06%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Intesa Sanpaolo and BOK Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intesa Sanpaolo 0 1 1 0 2.50
BOK Financial 0 7 1 0 2.13

BOK Financial has a consensus price target of $101.00, suggesting a potential downside of 1.89%. Given BOK Financial’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BOK Financial is more favorable than Intesa Sanpaolo.


Intesa Sanpaolo pays an annual dividend of $0.87 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. BOK Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Intesa Sanpaolo pays out 106.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. BOK Financial pays out 34.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. BOK Financial has increased its dividend for 13 consecutive years.


BOK Financial beats Intesa Sanpaolo on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Intesa Sanpaolo

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. is a banking company. The Company’s segments include Banca dei Territori, Corporate and Investment Banking, International Subsidiary Banks, Asset Management, Private Banking and Insurance. The Banca dei Territori division includes the Company’s traditional lending and deposit collecting activities. The Corporate and Investment Banking Division includes corporate banking, investment banking and public finance in Italy and abroad. The International Subsidiary Banks Division oversees the Company’s commercial operations on international markets through subsidiary and associated banks primarily involved in retail banking operations. The Private Banking Division provides private and high net worth individuals with specific products and services. The Asset Management Division is engaged in developing asset management solutions. The Insurance Division oversees the management of the subsidiaries, Intesa Sanpaolo Vita S.p.A. and Fideuram Vita S.p.A.

About BOK Financial

BOK Financial Corporation operates as the financial holding company for BOKF, NA that provides various financial products and services in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Northwest Arkansas, Colorado, Arizona, and Kansas/Missouri. It operates through three segments: Commercial Banking, Consumer Banking, and Wealth Management. The Commercial Banking segment offers lending, treasury, and cash management services, as well as customer risk management products for small businesses, middle market, and larger commercial customers. This segment also operates TransFund electronic funds network. The Consumer Banking segment provides lending and deposit services to small business customers through the retail branch network; and mortgage banking services. The Wealth Management segment offers fiduciary, private banking, and investment advisory services; and brokerage and trading services, as well as underwrites state and municipal securities. The company also provides commercial loans, such as loans for working capital, facilities acquisition or expansion, purchases of equipment, and other needs of commercial customers; and service, healthcare, wholesale/retail sector, and energy sector loans. In addition, it offers commercial real estate loans for the construction of buildings or other enhancements to real estate and property held by borrowers for investment purposes; and residential mortgage, personal, and home equity loans. Further, the company provides automated teller machines, call center, and Internet and mobile banking services. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 2,223 TransFund ATM locations. BOK Financial Corporation was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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