Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE:DB) and Washington Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:WASH) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.
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This table compares Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft and Washington Trust Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft||7.68%||3.56%||0.17%|
|Washington Trust Bancorp||29.06%||13.93%||1.29%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft and Washington Trust Bancorp’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft||$33.37 billion||0.78||$551.73 million||$0.08||156.63|
|Washington Trust Bancorp||$269.38 million||3.34||$69.83 million||$4.00||12.99|
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft has higher revenue and earnings than Washington Trust Bancorp. Washington Trust Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
26.1% of Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of Washington Trust Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Washington Trust Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft and Washington Trust Bancorp, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft||2||8||1||0||1.91|
|Washington Trust Bancorp||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft currently has a consensus target price of $11.80, suggesting a potential downside of 5.83%. Washington Trust Bancorp has a consensus target price of $58.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.65%. Given Washington Trust Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Washington Trust Bancorp is more favorable than Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft.
Volatility & Risk
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Washington Trust Bancorp has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Washington Trust Bancorp beats Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft Company Profile
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services to private individuals, corporate entities, and institutional clients worldwide. Its Corporate Bank segment provides cash management, trade finance and lending, trust and agency, and securities services, as well as risk management solutions. The Company's Investment Bank segment offers merger and acquisitions, and equity advisory services. This segment also focuses on financing, advisory, fixed income, and currencies. Its Private Bank segment provides payment and account services, and credit and deposit products, as well as investment advice, social and governance products, and digital offerings. This segment also provides wealth management, and postal and parcel services. The Company's Asset Management segment provides investment solutions, such as alternative investments, which include real estate, infrastructure, private equity, liquid real assets, and sustainable investments; passive investments; and various services, including insurance and pension solutions, asset liability management, portfolio management solutions, asset allocation advisory, structuring, and overlay to institutions, governments, corporations and foundations, and individual investors. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 1,891 branches in Germany and internationally. The company was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Washington Trust Bancorp Company Profile
Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company. The firm engages in the provision of financial services, including business banking, personal banking and wealth management and trust services. It operates through the following segments: Commercial Banking and Wealth Management Services. The Commercial Banking segment includes commercial, residential and consumer lending activities, mortgage banking activities, deposit generation, cash management activities and direct banking activities, which include the operation of ATMs, telephone and internet banking services and customer support and sales. The Wealth Management Services segment includes investment management, financial planning, personal trust and estate services, including services as trustee, personal representative, custodian and guardian and institutional trust services are also provided, including fiduciary services. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Westerly, RI.