KB Financial Group (KB) vs. Eastern Virginia Bankshares (EVBS) Head to Head Comparison

KB Financial Group (NYSE: KB) and Eastern Virginia Bankshares (NASDAQ:EVBS) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares KB Financial Group and Eastern Virginia Bankshares’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
KB Financial Group $11.94 billion 1.99 $1.78 billion $6.44 9.20
Eastern Virginia Bankshares N/A N/A N/A $0.31 N/A

KB Financial Group has higher revenue and earnings than Eastern Virginia Bankshares. Eastern Virginia Bankshares is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than KB Financial Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for KB Financial Group and Eastern Virginia Bankshares, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KB Financial Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
Eastern Virginia Bankshares 0 1 0 0 2.00

Eastern Virginia Bankshares has a consensus price target of $11.00, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. Given Eastern Virginia Bankshares’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Eastern Virginia Bankshares is more favorable than KB Financial Group.


Eastern Virginia Bankshares pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share. KB Financial Group does not pay a dividend. Eastern Virginia Bankshares pays out 38.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

5.8% of KB Financial Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.2% of Eastern Virginia Bankshares shares are held by institutional investors. 69.0% of KB Financial Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of Eastern Virginia Bankshares shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares KB Financial Group and Eastern Virginia Bankshares’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KB Financial Group 25.05% 9.91% 0.78%
Eastern Virginia Bankshares 13.18% 4.20% 0.50%


KB Financial Group beats Eastern Virginia Bankshares on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

KB Financial Group Company Profile

KB Financial Group Inc. is a financial holding company in Korea. The Company’s operations include Kookmin Bank, a commercial bank in Korea. The Company operates through six business segments: retail banking operations, corporate banking operations, other banking operations, credit card operations, investment and securities operations, and life insurance operations. The retail banking operations segment consists of retail banking services provided by Kookmin Bank. The corporate banking operations consist of corporate banking services provided by Kookmin Bank. The other banking operations include treasury activities and back office administrative operations. The credit card operations segment consists of credit card activities. The investment and securities operations consist of securities brokerage, investment banking, securities investment and trading and other capital markets services. The life insurance segment consists of life insurance and wealth management services.

Eastern Virginia Bankshares Company Profile

Eastern Virginia Bankshares, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its bank subsidiary, EVB (the Bank). EVB is a community bank focusing on small to medium-sized businesses and consumers in its coastal plain markets and the emerging suburbs outside of the Richmond, Tidewater, and southern Virginia areas. The Company provides general commercial financial services to customers located in the geographic areas of its retail branch network. It provides a range of personal and commercial banking services, including commercial, consumer and real estate loans. Its investment securities include agency residential mortgage-backed securities, agency commercial mortgage-backed securities, and state and political subdivisions. The Company offers a range of retail and commercial deposit products and fee-based services. Its deposits include demand deposits, savings and money market accounts, and time deposits.

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