Asked on 16 May 2020
If a were to invest in either of the 3 Singapore banks, which one should i invest in and what is the difference between them ?
Depends on what you are looking to achieve.
For dividends (before COVID-19):
DBS and UOB have been paying $1+/share for the financial year recently. DBS is quarterly payout while UOB is semi-annual. OCBC’s dividend is around $0.60/share.
OCBC should have the lowest P/B ratio of the three now. DBS should have the highest P/B.
OCBC should be the cheapest of the three. UOB and DBS are almost the same level.
There are also other factors like their growth strategy and regional footprint, technology usage etc.