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Banco Santander SA ADR SAN

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$4.10 +0.01 (0.24%)
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Santander Diversity Brings Earnings Stability, but Has Historically Limited Profitability

Santander generates around 45% of its earnings from its highly profitable Latin American operations. The subscale returns Santander has historically recorded in Europe and the U.S. have obscured the high-double-digit/early-20s returns on equity Santander generates from its Latin American operations. Santander is confident that it can significantly improve the profitability of its European and U.S. businesses, supported by higher interest rates. We wonder if Santander could boost its profitability, release capital, and rerate its valuation by trimming its portfolio, so that it operates only in areas where it has a clear competitive advantage.

Price vs Fair Value

SAN is trading at a 31% discount.
Price
$4.10
Fair Value
$1.60
Uncertainty
High
1-Star Price
$7.54
5-Star Price
$8.98
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

Santander operates in regions with higher growth prospects and levels of profitability compared with its European peers.

Bears

With 70% of its earnings coming from outside the eurozone, Santander is highly exposed to currency risk, especially emerging-market currency risk.

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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$4.09
Day Range
$4.094.13
52-Week Range
$3.204.29
Bid/Ask
$4.08 / $4.20
Market Cap
$64.85 Bil
Volume/Avg
3.0 Mil / 3.0 Mil

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
5.45
Price/Sales
1.03
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
3.63%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
3.63%
Total Yield
3.63%

Company Profile

Santander's focus is on retail and commercial banking. Latin America is geographically the most significant operation, with Brazil making the largest contribution. Its continental European business is mainly in Spain and Portugal. Santander's U.K. presence is the result of its acquisition of Abbey building society. In the U.S., Santander operates a vehicle finance business and a regional bank focused on the Northeastern states.
Sector
Financial Services
Industry
Banks - Diversified
Stock Style Box
Large Value
Total Number of Employees
212,764

Competitors

Valuation

Metric
SAN
BBVA
HSBC
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
5.458.842.77
Price/Book Value
0.591.010.83
Price/Sales
1.031.922.22
Price/Cash Flow
3.516.59
Price/Earnings
SAN
BBVA
HSBC

Financial Strength

Metric
SAN
BBVA
HSBC
Quick Ratio
Current Ratio
Interest Coverage
Quick Ratio
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Profitability

Metric
SAN
BBVA
HSBC
Return on Assets (Normalized)
0.69%1.07%0.79%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
13.29%16.35%12.91%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
Return on Assets
SAN
BBVA
HSBC
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