Direct comparison: China Merchants Bank (OTCMKTS: CIHKY) and CompoSecure (NASDAQ: CMPO)

China Merchants Bank (OTCMKTS: CIHKYGet a rating) and CompoSecure (NASDAQ: CMPOGet a rating) are both finance companies, but which company is superior? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

China Merchants Bank has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, CompoSecure has a beta of 0.04, indicating that its stock price is 96% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of China Merchants Bank and CompoSecure.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
China Merchants Bank 27.30% 16.13% 1.38%
CompoSecure N / A -1.32% 3.60%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for China Merchants Bank and CompoSecure, as reported by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
China Merchants Bank 0 1 0 0 2.00
CompoSecure 0 0 2 0 3.00

CompoSecure has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 201.32%. Given CompoSecure’s higher consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe that CompoSecure is more favorable than China Merchants Bank.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of China Merchants Bank and CompoSecure.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
China Merchants Bank $69.83 billion 2.20 $18.59 billion $3.72 8:20 am
CompoSecure $267.95 million 0.30 $13.51 million N / A N / A

China Merchants Bank has higher revenue and profit than CompoSecure.


China Merchants Bank beats CompoSecure on 6 out of 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About China Merchants Bank (Get a rating)

China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides various banking products and services. It operates through Wholesale Finance Business, Retail Finance Business and Other Business segments. The company offers current, demand, time, call, savings, notice and renminbi accounts. Its lending products include personal commercial real estate, consumer, housing and auto loans; loans to finance studies abroad; loans to micro-enterprises; equipment mortgages; joint surety, special surety and housing mortgage loan; banker’s acceptance, discount, liquid capital and capital loans; and loans for ships. The company also offers credit cards; insurance products; open-end funds; discount and guarantees of commercial paper, reimbursement of commercial paper and guaranteed discount of commercial paper upon acceptance; and financial advisory, debt financing underwriting, merger and acquisition financing, equity financing, and business listing services. In addition, it provides confiscation and risk participation, escrow, cross-border RMB clearing and interbank services; and financial and risk management, RMB and overseas cross-border financing, international factoring and settlement, and trade finance services. In addition, the company offers leasing and collateral, investment and wealth management, foreign exchange options and gold trading, express forex trading, international, offshore and private banking, custody, retirement and electronic banking. As of December 31, 2021, it operated 143 branches; 1,770 sub-agencies; an operations center at branch level; 2,812 self-service centers; 6,592 self-service machines; a representative office; 14,746 visual counters in Mainland China. The company also operates in Hong Kong, New York, London, Singapore, Luxembourg, Sydney and Taipei. China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

About CompoSecure (Get a rating)

CompoSecure, Inc. manufactures and designs proprietary metal, plastic, composite, and financial transaction ID cards in the United States and around the world. Its major metal form factors include integrated, lightweight metal-clad, metal-clad, and all-metal products. The company also offers Arculus Cold Storage Wallet, a three-factor authentication solution, which includes the Arculus Key Card Cold Storage hardware device and the Arculus Wallet mobile application to hold the private key in the highly secure Arculus Key card and store the cryptocurrency and digital assets. . It serves financial institutions, plastic card manufacturers, government agencies, system integrators and security specialists. The company was founded in 1910 and is based in Somerset, New Jersey.

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