Critical Contrast: National Australia Bank (OTCMKTS:NABZY) vs. CF Bankshares (NASDAQ:CFBK)

National Australia Bank (OTCMKTS:NABZY – Get Rating) and CF Bankshares (NASDAQ:CFBK – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the best investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.


National Australia Bank pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. CF Bankshares pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. CF Bankshares pays 5.8% of its profits as a dividend.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of National Australia Bank and CF Bankshares.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
National Bank of Australia N / A N / A N / A
CF Banking Stocks 28.84% 15.22% 1.24%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of the current ratings and target prices for National Australia Bank and CF Bankshares, as provided by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
National Bank of Australia 0 2 0 0 2.00
CF Banking Stocks 0 0 0 0 N / A

Volatility and risk

National Australia Bank has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, CF Bankshares has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is its stock is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

28.7% of CF Bankshares shares are held by institutional investors. 16.7% of CF Bankshares shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large money managers, and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of National Australia Bank and CF Bankshares.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
National Bank of Australia $18.94 billion 3.92 $1.74 billion N / A N / A
CF Banking Stocks $63.99 million 1.73 $18.45 million $2.77 7.62

National Australia Bank has higher revenues and profits than CF Bankshares.


National Australia Bank beats CF Bankshares on 6 out of 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

National Australia Bank Company Profile (Get an assessment)

National Australia Bank Limited provides financial services to individuals and businesses in Australia, New Zealand and overseas. It operates through Business and Private Banking, Personal Banking, Corporate and Institutional Banking and New Zealand Banking segments. It operates through Investment Banking and Private Banking; Personal banking services; Corporate and institutional banking; New Zealand Banking Services; and Business Functions and Other Segments. The company accepts transaction accounts, savings accounts, deposit accounts and term deposits; and specialty accounts, such as foreign exchange, business interests, statutory trusts, community free savers, farm and project management bank accounts, and farm management deposits. The National Australia Bank Limited also offers home loans; personal loans; business loans; financing of vehicles and equipment; and trade and billing finance, as well as trade overdrafts and bank guarantees. In addition, the Company offers insurance products including automobile, home and contents, homeowner, travel, caravan and trailer, life and business; and pensions, superannuation, self-directed super funds, cash management, financial planning and advisory services. In addition, it offers investment products; credit, debit and business cards; payments and merchant services; travel services; online and Internet banking services; small business services; international and foreign exchange solutions; and industry-specific banking services. National Australia Bank Limited was founded in 1834 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

CF Bankshares Company Profile (Get an assessment)

CF Bankshares Inc. operates as a bank holding company for CFBank, the national association that provides various banking products and services in the United States. The company accepts savings, retail and business checking accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit. It also offers single-family mortgages; commercial real estate loans and multi-family residential mortgage loans; business loans; construction and land loans; and consumer loans, such as home equity lines of credit, home improvement loans and loans secured by deposits and purchased loans, as well as other loans. In addition, the Company provides internet and mobile banking, remote deposits and cash management deposit services. As of December 31, 2021, it operated five branches located in Franklin, Cuyahoga, Hamilton, and Summit counties, Ohio; and a loan origination office located in Franklin County, Ohio. The company was formerly known as Central Federal Corporation and changed its name to CF Bankshares Inc. in July 2020. CF Bankshares Inc. was founded in 1892 and is based in Worthington, Ohio.

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