Head-To-Head Review: Capital Financial (OTCMKTS:CPFH) and Credit Suisse Group (OTCMKTS:CS)

Capital Financial (OTCMKTS:CPFH) and Credit Suisse Group (NYSE:CS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Dividends

Capital Financial pays an annual dividend of $50.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. Credit Suisse Group pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Credit Suisse Group pays out 31.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Capital Financial and Credit Suisse Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Capital Financial -2.80% -123.36% -7.99%
Credit Suisse Group 6.27% 4.82% 0.27%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Capital Financial and Credit Suisse Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Capital Financial $15.07 million N/A -$290,000.00 N/A N/A
Credit Suisse Group $34.28 billion 0.92 $2.07 billion $0.84 14.65

Credit Suisse Group has higher revenue and earnings than Capital Financial.

Risk & Volatility

Capital Financial has a beta of -1.63, suggesting that its stock price is 263% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Credit Suisse Group has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Capital Financial and Credit Suisse Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Capital Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A
Credit Suisse Group 1 6 2 0 2.11

Credit Suisse Group has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 29.98%. Given Credit Suisse Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Credit Suisse Group is more favorable than Capital Financial.

Summary

Credit Suisse Group beats Capital Financial on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Capital Financial

Capital Financial Holdings, Inc., a full-service brokerage firm, provides investment products and services to independent investment representatives, financial planners, and investment advisors in the United States. It offers mutual funds, insurance products, and various other securities, as well as investment advisory services. The company was formerly known as Integrity Mutual Funds, Inc. and changed its name to Capital Financial Holdings, Inc. in May 2009. Capital Financial Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Minot, North Dakota.

About Credit Suisse Group

Credit Suisse Group AG, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial services worldwide. It operates through Swiss Universal Bank, International Wealth Management, Asia Pacific, Global Markets, and Investment Banking & Capital Markets segments. The company offers private banking and wealth management solutions, including advisory, investment, financial planning, succession planning, and trust services; and financing and lending, and multi-shore platform solutions. It also provides traditional and structured lending, payment, foreign exchange, capital goods leasing, merger and acquisition, syndication, structured finance, commodity trade finance, trade finance, structured trade finance, export finance, factoring, fund management and administration, fund design, custody, ship and aviation, securities, cash, and treasury services. In addition, the company offers asset management products; equity and debt underwriting, and advisory services; cash equities, equity derivatives, and convertibles, as well as other services; and fixed income products, such as credit, securitized, macro, emerging markets, financing, structured credit, and other products. Further, it provides HOLT, a framework for assessing the performance of approximately 20,000 companies; and equity and fixed income research services. As of December 31, 2018, the company had 355 offices and branches. It serves private, corporate, and institutional clients; ultra-high-net-worth individuals, high-net-worth individuals, and affluent and retail clients; corporate clients, small and medium-sized enterprises, external asset managers, financial institutions, and commodity traders; and pension funds, governments, foundations and endowments, corporations, entrepreneurs, private individuals, financial sponsors, and sovereign clients. Credit Suisse Group AG was founded in 1856 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

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