Financial Contrast: Dnb Asa (DNHBY) and Its Peers

Dnb Asa (OTCMKTS: DNHBY) is one of 63 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Dnb Asa to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dnb Asa and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dnb Asa $8.42 billion $2.64 billion 12.32
Dnb Asa Competitors $14.53 billion $2.17 billion 13.78

Dnb Asa’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Dnb Asa. Dnb Asa is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Dnb Asa has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dnb Asa’s competitors have a beta of 0.94, meaning that their average share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Dnb Asa pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Dnb Asa pays out 46.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.9% and pay out 38.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Dnb Asa shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.8% of shares of all “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.8% of shares of all “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Dnb Asa and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dnb Asa 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dnb Asa Competitors 481 1540 1485 69 2.32

As a group, “Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 16.67%. Given Dnb Asa’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Dnb Asa has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


This table compares Dnb Asa and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dnb Asa 30.04% 9.92% 0.76%
Dnb Asa Competitors 18.84% 11.38% 1.01%


Dnb Asa competitors beat Dnb Asa on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Dnb Asa

DNB ASA provides various banking products and services for retail and corporate customers in Norway and internationally. It operates through Personal customers, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Large Corporates and International Customers, Trading, and Traditional Pension Products segments. The company offers savings and investment products, including saving accounts, home savings products, equities, retirement savings, fixed rate deposits, exchange traded products, bonds and commercial papers, and asset management services; and loans, such as home mortgages, car and consumer loans, trade finance, and export financing, as well as overdraft facilities, bank guarantees, and leasing and factoring services. It also provides various cards; a range of insurance products comprising car, boat, motor vehicle, household contents, home, holiday home, travel, and life insurance products, as well as pet insurance for cats and dogs; and pension plans. In addition, the company offers investment banking advisory and financing services, such as mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt capital markets for corporations and private equity firms; and foreign exchange and treasury, cash management, research, commodities, equities, corporate finance, interest rates, securities, real estate broking, and Internet and mobile banking services. It offers its products and services to various sectors, including energy; financial institutions; healthcare; manufacturing; packaging and forest products; seafood; shipping, offshore, and logistics; and telecom, media, and technology. The company distributes its products and services through its distribution network comprising branches, telephone banking, digital banking, and real estate broking, as well as external channels, such as post offices, and in-store postal and banking outlets. DNB ASA was founded in 1822 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

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