Analysis by Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV) and American Business Bank (OTCMKTS:AMBZ)

Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV – Get Rating) and American Business Bank (OTCMKTS:AMBZ – Get Rating) are both small cap finance companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on their dividend strength, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

3.0% of Grupo Supervielle shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 8.7% of American Business Bank’s shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large money managers, and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of Grupo Supervielle and American Business Bank.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Supervielle Group $1.23 billion 0.13 -9.03 million dollars ($0.10) -5:30 p.m.
American merchant bank $115.40 million 3.07 $39.16 million $4.43 8.98

American Business Bank has lower revenues, but higher profits than Grupo Supervielle. Grupo Supervielle trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than American Business Bank, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Grupo Supervielle has a beta of 1.4, which means its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, American Business Bank has a beta of 0.97, which means its stock price is 3 % less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of the current ratings and recommendations for Grupo Supervielle and American Business Bank, as provided by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Supervielle Group 1 0 0 0 1.00
American merchant bank 0 0 0 0 N / A


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Grupo Supervielle and American Business Bank.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Supervielle Group -0.77% -1.70% -0.23%
American merchant bank 33.80% N / A N / A


American Business Bank beats Grupo Supervielle on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Grupo Supervielle (Get a rating)

Grupo Supervielle SA, a financial services holding company, offers various banking products and services in Argentina. The Company operates through retail and business banking, corporate banking, bank treasury, consumer finance, insurance and asset management and other services segments. It offers savings accounts, term and demand deposits and checking accounts; various lending products, including personal, consumer, mortgage, unsecured and auto loans; discovered; loans with special facilities for project financing and working capital; and leasing, bank guarantees for tenants, salary advances, domestic and international factoring, guarantees and international letters of credit, salary payment plans, credit cards, debit cards and benefits payment services for the elderly , as well as financial services and investments, such as mutual funds and guarantees. The company also provides foreign trade financing and cash management; advisory services; treasury services; insurance products, mainly personal accident insurance, protected bag insurance, life insurance and comprehensive insurance policies for entrepreneurs and SMEs; and asset management and other services, as well as operates as an online broker. As of December 31, 2020, it operates through a network of 302 access points, including 185 bank branches, 13 bank payment and collection centers, 79 CCF points of sale, 20 consumer credit branches, and 5 offices reception area for MILA customers, as well as 457 ATMs, 221 self-service kiosks and 256 ATMs with biometric identification. The company was previously known as Inversiones y Participaciones SA and changed its name to Grupo Supervielle SA in November 2008. Grupo Supervielle SA was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

About American Merchant Bank (Get a rating)

American Business Bank, a California chartered bank, provides banking products and services to small and medium-sized businesses, nonprofit organizations, business executives and professionals in Southern California. The company offers credit and deposit; finance management; asset-based lending; SBA loans; international banking operations including money transfers, commercial import and export letters of credit, standby letters of credit, documentary and net collections and currency exchange services; and counseling and referral services. It has seven offices in Los Angeles, Anaheim, Irvine, Torrance, Woodland Hills, Corona and Ontario. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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