Comparing Deutsche Börse (DBOEY) & Cboe Global Markets (CBOE)

Deutsche Börse (OTCMKTS: DBOEY) and Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

Deutsche Börse has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cboe Global Markets has a beta of 0.63, suggesting that its stock price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Deutsche Börse shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.7% of Cboe Global Markets shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Cboe Global Markets shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Deutsche Börse pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Cboe Global Markets pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Cboe Global Markets pays out 31.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Deutsche Börse and Cboe Global Markets’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Deutsche Börse 31.94% 17.82% 0.55%
Cboe Global Markets 18.82% 15.06% 8.50%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Deutsche Börse and Cboe Global Markets, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Deutsche Börse 0 4 0 0 2.00
Cboe Global Markets 1 8 4 0 2.23

Cboe Global Markets has a consensus price target of $116.64, indicating a potential upside of 9.46%. Given Cboe Global Markets’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cboe Global Markets is more favorable than Deutsche Börse.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Deutsche Börse and Cboe Global Markets’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Deutsche Börse $3.17 billion 7.97 $988.22 million N/A N/A
Cboe Global Markets $2.23 billion 5.38 $400.60 million $3.42 31.16

Deutsche Börse has higher revenue and earnings than Cboe Global Markets.


Deutsche Börse beats Cboe Global Markets on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Deutsche Börse

Deutsche Börse Aktiengesellschaft operates as an exchange organization in Europe, America, and the Asia-Pacific. The company operates through four segments: Eurex, Xetra, Clearstream, and Market Data + Services. The Eurex segment engages in the electronic trading of European derivatives, commodities, and foreign exchange. It operates Eurex Repo over the counter (OTC) trading platform and electronic clearing architecture; and as a central counterparty for on-and-off exchange derivatives and repo transactions. The Xetra segment operates in the cash market through Xetra, Börse Frankfurt, and Tradegate trading venues; operates as a central counterparty for equities and bonds; and provides admission of securities to listing services. The Clearstream segment offers custody and settlement services for securities; global securities financing services and collateral management; and investment funds services. The Market Data + Services segment distributes licenses for trading and market signals; develops and sells indices; provides technology and reporting solutions for external customers; and trades in participant connectivity. Deutsche Börse Aktiengesellschaft is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany.

About Cboe Global Markets

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an options exchange in the United States. The company operates in five segments: Options, U.S. Equities, Futures, European Equities, and Global FX. The Options segment trades in listed market indexes. The U.S. Equities segment trades in listed cash equities; and provides exchange-traded products (ETP) transaction and ETP listing services. The Futures segment trades in futures, bitcoins, and other products. The European Equities segment trades in pan-European listed equities transaction services, ETPs, exchange-traded commodities, and international depository receipts. The Global FX segment provides institutional foreign exchange (FX) and non-deliverable forward FX transactions services. It has strategic relationships with S&P Dow Jones Indices, LLC; Frank Russell Company; FTSE International Limited; MSCI Inc.; DJI Opco, LLC; Cboe Vest Financial Group, Inc.; and Gemini Trust Company, LLC. The company was formerly known as CBOE Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Cboe Global Markets, Inc. in October 2017. Cboe Global Markets, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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