Critical Contrast: Banco Bradesco (NYSE:BBDO) versus Sberbank of Russia (OTCMKTS:SBRCY)

Sberbank of Russia (OTCMKTS:SBRCY – Get Rating) and Banco Bradesco (NYSE: BBDO – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.


This table compares Sberbank of Russia and Banco Bradesco’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sberbank of Russia 40.80% 21.45% 2.97%
Banco Bradesco 21.20% 17.67% 1.58%


Sberbank of Russia pays an annual dividend of $0.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 163.5%. Banco Bradesco pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Banco Bradesco pays out 7.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sberbank of Russia and Banco Bradesco’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sberbank of Russia $49.52 billion 0.06 $16.97 billion N/A N/A
Banco Bradesco $22.16 billion 1.64 $4.07 billion $0.41 9.10

Sberbank of Russia has higher revenue and earnings than Banco Bradesco.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Sberbank of Russia and Banco Bradesco, as provided by

Sell ​​Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sberbank of Russia 1 0 2 0 2.33
Banco Bradesco 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk and Volatility

Sberbank of Russia has a beta of 1.7, suggesting that its stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Banco Bradesco has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Sberbank of Russia shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Sberbank of Russia beats Banco Bradesco on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sberbank of Russia (Get Rating)

Sberbank of Russia, together with its subsidiaries, provides corporate and retail banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, corporate clients, and financial institutions. The company offers deposit products; pension accounts; payment, transfer, brokerage, and asset management services; car housing, education, and consumer loans; mortgages; debit and credit cards, and overdraft service; and refinancing products. It also provides derivative, financial instrument, foreign currency, precious metal, corporate structured, and commodities and securities products, as well as debt and capital markets funding, documentary, and other commission services. In addition, it offers life, property, bank card, accident, liability, trust management, investment and universal life, travel, and mutual investment funds insurance products, as well as individual pension plans and corporate pension programs. Additionally, the company provides business bank accounts, platform for exporters and importers, merchant acquiring and international trading services, and corporate cards for small businesses; and loans, investment products and capital markets services, fund investment services, and banking services for corporate clients. It also provides trade finance, interbank lending, currency risk hedging, and treasury services; deposits, custody services, and electronic trading systems; and settlement and cash collection services to financial institutions. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated 11 regional banks and 14,162 branches in Russia. The company also has operations in 18 countries internationally. Sberbank of Russia was founded in 1841 and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

About Banco Bradesco (Get Rating)

Banco Bradesco SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides various banking products and services to individuals, corporates, and businesses in Brazil and internationally. The company operates through two segment, Banking and Insurance. It provides current, savings, click, and salary accounts; real estate credit, vehicle financing, payroll loans, mortgage loans, microcredit, leasing, and personal and installment credit; debit and business cards; financial and security services; consortium products; auto, personal accident, dental, travel, and life insurance; investment products; pension products; real estate and vehicle auctions; cash management, and foreign trade and exchange services; capitalization bonds; and internet banking services. Banco Bradesco SA was founded in 1943 and is headquartered in Osasco, Brazil.

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