Head-To-Head Survey: ING Group, N.V. (ING) and Its Rivals

ING Group, N.V. (NYSE: ING) is one of 284 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare ING Group, N.V. to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

ING Group, N.V. has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ING Group, N.V.’s competitors have a beta of 0.80, meaning that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ING Group, N.V. and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
ING Group, N.V. $19.32 billion $5.51 billion 12.81
ING Group, N.V. Competitors $5.94 billion $869.24 million 397.30

ING Group, N.V. has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. ING Group, N.V. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


ING Group, N.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.61 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. ING Group, N.V. pays out 43.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 37.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.0% of ING Group, N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.9% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for ING Group, N.V. and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ING Group, N.V. 0 2 4 0 2.67
ING Group, N.V. Competitors 2048 8041 8174 317 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.89%. Given ING Group, N.V.’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ING Group, N.V. has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


This table compares ING Group, N.V. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ING Group, N.V. 26.20% 11.06% 0.62%
ING Group, N.V. Competitors 18.82% 8.81% 0.94%


ING Group, N.V. beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About ING Group, N.V.

ING Groep N.V. (ING) is a financial institution. The Company offers banking services. The Company’s segments include Retail Netherlands, which offers current and savings accounts, business lending, mortgages and other consumer lending in the Netherlands; Retail Belgium, which offers products that are similar to those in the Netherlands; Retail Germany, which offers current and savings accounts, mortgages and other customer lending; Retail Other, which offers products that are similar to those in the Netherlands, and Wholesale Banking, which offers wholesale banking activities (a full range of products from cash management to corporate finance), real estate and lease. The Company’s Retail Banking business lines provide products and services to individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-corporates. ING’s banking activities in Australia are undertaken by ING Bank (Australia) Limited (trading as ING Direct) and ING Bank NV Sydney Branch.

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