Bancolombia (NYSE:CIB) vs. American Business Bank (NYSE:AMBZ) Financial Review

Bancolombia (NYSE:CIB) and American Business Bank (OTCMKTS:AMBZ) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

7.2% of Bancolombia shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.2% of American Business Bank shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Bancolombia and American Business Bank, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bancolombia 2 3 1 0 1.83
American Business Bank 0 0 0 0 N/A

Bancolombia currently has a consensus price target of $28.50, indicating a potential upside of 2.63%. Given Bancolombia’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Bancolombia is more favorable than American Business Bank.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bancolombia and American Business Bank’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bancolombia $6.65 billion 1.00 $935.21 million $3.86 7.19
American Business Bank $88.80 million 2.06 $22.08 million N/A N/A

Bancolombia has higher revenue and earnings than American Business Bank.

Profitability

This table compares Bancolombia and American Business Bank’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bancolombia 7.68% 5.54% 0.63%
American Business Bank 24.13% N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

Bancolombia has a beta of 1.21, meaning that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Business Bank has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Bancolombia beats American Business Bank on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bancolombia

Bancolombia S.A. provides various banking products and services to individual, corporate, and government customers in Colombia, Latin America, and the Caribbean region. The company operates in nine segments: Banking Colombia, Banking Panama, Banking El Salvador, Banking Guatemala, Trust, Investment Banking, Brokerage, Off Shore, and All Other. It offers checking and savings accounts, fixed term deposits, and investment products; trade financing, loans funded by domestic development banks, working capital loans, credit cards, personal and vehicle loans, payroll loans, overdrafts, and financing for industrial projects; mortgage banking and factoring services; and financial and operating leasing services. The company also provides capital market products, including futures, forwards, options, and swaps; and brokerage, investment advisory, and private banking services, including selling and distributing equities, futures, foreign currencies, fixed income securities, mutual funds, and structured products. In addition, it offers cash management services; foreign currency transaction services; and life, auto, commercial, and homeowner's insurance products. Further, the company provides investment banking services comprising project and acquisition finance, debt and equity capital markets, principal investments, merger and acquisition, restructurings, and structured corporate lending; trust and asset management services, such as money market accounts, mutual and pension funds, private equity funds, payment trust, custody, and corporate trust; digital banking and revolving credit facility services. Additionally, it is involved in transportation, real estate brokerage, maintenance and remodeling, advertising and marketing, and outsourcing activities. The company operates 1,153 branches, 10,349 banking correspondents, and 590 mobile service spots; 227 kiosks; and 5,630 automatic teller machines. Bancolombia S.A. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in MedellĂ­n, Colombia.

About American Business Bank

American Business Bank provides various banking and financial services to wholesalers, manufacturers, businesses, professionals, and non-profits in California. Its deposit products include checking, money market, savings, business demand deposit, business money market, special deposit, zero balance, and sweep accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company's loan products comprise personal loans, lines of credit, short term working capital lines, term loans, commercial/industrial real estate loans, and accounts receivable lines. It also offers various services, such as telephone notification, lock box processing, investment, courier, remote deposit, consulting, general business advice, investment banking, investment management, equipment leasing, residential mortgage lending, and professional referral services, as well as online banking services consisting of bill payment, fund transfer, account information, automatic clearing house origination, stop payment, and wire transfer services; and provides credit cards and ATM cards. In addition, the company offers international banking services, including international money transfer, letters of credit, foreign currency deposit, documentary and cleaning collection, and foreign currency exchange services. It operates through five loan production offices in Anaheim, Irvine, Torrance, the Warner Center, and Ontario. American Business Bank was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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