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Banco Santander BME:SAN Stock Report

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28 Jun, 2022


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SAN fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health4/6

SAN Stock Overview

Banco Santander, S.A. provides various retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises, and large companies worldwide.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Banco Santander
Historical stock prices
Current Share Price€2.78
52 Week High€3.48
52 Week Low€2.49
1 Month Change-8.64%
3 Month Change-11.62%
1 Year Change-15.17%
3 Year Change-29.45%
5 Year Change-51.33%
Change since IPO-16.50%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

SANES BanksES Market

Return vs Industry: SAN underperformed the Spanish Banks industry which returned -3.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SAN underperformed the Spanish Market which returned -8.5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SAN's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SAN volatility
SAN Average Weekly Movement5.2%
Banks Industry Average Movement5.8%
Market Average Movement3.8%
10% most volatile stocks in ES Market6.9%
10% least volatile stocks in ES Market1.4%

Stable Share Price: SAN is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Spanish stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SAN's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1856198,204Jose Antonio Alvarez Alvarez

Banco Santander, S.A. provides various retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises, and large companies worldwide. It offers demand and time deposits, and current and savings accounts; mortgages, consumer finance, syndicated corporate loans, structured financing, cash management, export and agency finance, trade and working capital solutions, and corporate finance; and insurance products. The company also provides cash, asset, and wealth management; and private banking services.

Banco Santander Fundamentals Summary

How do Banco Santander's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SAN fundamental statistics
Market Cap€46.61b
Earnings (TTM)€8.49b
Revenue (TTM)€39.89b


P/E Ratio


P/B Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
SAN income statement (TTM)
Cost of Revenue€0
Gross Profit€39.89b
Other Expenses€31.39b

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Jul 28, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)0.51
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin21.29%
Debt/Equity Ratio313.7%

How did SAN perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is SAN undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 5/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for SAN?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

SAN key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenuen/a
Enterprise Value/EBITDAn/a
PEG Ratio1.3x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does SAN's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

SAN PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for SAN vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average14.2x
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
CABK CaixaBank
BKT Bankinter
SAB Banco de Sabadell
SAN Banco Santander

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: SAN is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (5.5x) compared to the peer average (14.2x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does SAN's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the European Banks Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: SAN is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (5.5x) compared to the Spanish Banks industry average (6.9x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is SAN's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

SAN PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio5.5x
Fair PE Ratio8.8x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: SAN is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (5.5x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.8x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of SAN when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: SAN (€2.78) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€4.39)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SAN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SAN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.3x)

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Future Growth

How is Banco Santander forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 2/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SAN's forecast earnings growth (4.3% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: SAN's earnings (4.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Spanish market (12.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: SAN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: SAN's revenue (5.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Spanish market (4.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SAN's revenue (5.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SAN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.1%).

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Past Performance

How has Banco Santander performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SAN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SAN became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SAN's earnings have declined by 19.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SAN has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: SAN has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Banks industry (33.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: SAN's Return on Equity (10.6%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Banco Santander's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Asset Level

  • Allowance for Bad Loans

  • Low Risk Liabilities

  • Loan Level

  • Low Risk Deposits

  • Level of Bad Loans

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: SAN's Assets to Equity ratio (16.8x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: SAN has a low allowance for bad loans (67%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 73% of SAN's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: SAN has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (63%).

Low Risk Deposits: SAN's Loans to Deposits ratio (92%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: SAN has a high level of bad loans (3.3%).

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What is Banco Santander current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SAN's dividend (3.6%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Spanish market (2.05%).

High Dividend: SAN's dividend (3.6%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Spanish market (5.79%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: SAN's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: SAN's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (20.1%), SAN's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: SAN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (35% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Jose Antonio Alvarez Alvarez (61 yo)

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Mr. Jose Antonio Alvarez Alvarez has been Vice Chairman of Banco Santander, SA since January 15, 2019 and has been its Director since November 25, 2014 and also serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. A...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jose Antonio's total compensation ($USD9.64M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Spanish market ($USD2.62M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jose Antonio's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: SAN's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: SAN's board of directors are considered experienced (7 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: SAN insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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Key Information

  • Name: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Ticker: SAN
  • Exchange: BME
  • Founded: 1856
  • Industry: Diversified Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Implied Market Cap: €46.611b
  • Shares outstanding: 16.78b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Santander Group City
  • Av. de Cantabria s/n
  • Madrid
  • Madrid
  • 28660
  • Spain


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/28 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/28 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.