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

National Australia Bank (OTCMKTS:NABZY – Get Rating) and CF Bankshares (NASDAQ:CFBK – Get Rating) are both corporate finance, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast 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 out 5.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Australia Bank N/A N/A N/A
CF Bankshares 28.84% 15.22% 1.24%

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell ​​Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Australia Bank 0 2 0 0 2.00
CF Bankshares 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility and Risk

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
National Australia Bank $18.94 billion 3.92 $1.74 billion N/A N/A
CF Bankshares $63.99 million 1.73 $18.45 million $2.77 7.62

National Australia Bank has higher revenue and earnings than CF Bankshares.


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

National Australia Bank Company Profile (Get Rating)

National Australia Bank Limited provides financial services to individuals and businesses in Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. It operates through Business and Private Banking, Personal Banking, Corporate and Institutional Banking, and New Zealand Banking segments. It operates through Business and Private Banking; Personal Banking; Corporate and Institutional Banking; New Zealand Banking; and Corporate Functions and Other segments. The company accepts transaction accounts, savings accounts, deposit accounts, and term deposits; and specialized accounts, such as foreign currency, business interest, statutory trust, community free saver, farm management, and project bank accounts, as well as farm management deposits. National Australia Bank Limited also provides home loans; personal loans; business loans; vehicle and equipment finance; and trade and invoice finance, as well as business overdrafts and bank guarantees. In addition, the company offers insurance products consisting of car, home and content, landlord, travel, caravan and trailer, life, and business insurance products; and pension, superannation, self-managed super funds, cash management, and financial planning and advisory services. Further, it provides 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 Rating)

CF Bankshares Inc. operates as the bank holding company for CFBank, National Association that provides various banking products and services in the United States. The company accepts savings, retail and business checking accounts, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposits. It also offers single-family mortgage loans; commercial real estate and multi-family residential mortgage loans; commercial 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 deposit, and treasury management depository services. As of December 31, 2021, it operated five branch offices located in Franklin, Cuyahoga, Hamilton, and Summit counties, Ohio; and a loan production 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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