ANZ Group Holdings Limited
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Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) provides a range of banking and financial products and services to retail, small business, corporate and institutional clients. ANZ operates in Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Division, the United Kingdom and the United States. ANZ main business divisions consist of Retail, Commercial, Transaction Banking, Loans & Specialised Finance, Markets, Commercial banking and wealth management services. ANZ has around 8.5 million retail and business customers and operate across 32 markets.
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What does Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) do and how does it report revenue?
The bank is synonymous with the entire region it operates in. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) is a provider of banking and financial products and services in – you guessed it – Australia and New Zealand. But today, also internationally. Founded in 1835 and headquartered in Melbourne, ANZ is active in 32 markets, taking care of more than 8.5 million retail and business customers.
ANZ’s personal services and products include bank accounts, credit cards, personal loans, international money transfer and foreign exchange services, internet and mobile banking, home loans, super and retirement solutions, home, life and car insurance, and specialised banking and advice for high net worth individuals and families.
ANZ also provides business services and products that include business credit cards, business bank accounts, loans and overdrafts, online banking, payment and merchant solutions, staff management and super products, and tailored international trade and foreign exchange solutions.
The bank also provides industry insights, expert advice and bespoke banking solutions through ANZ Institutional, ANZ’s local and global business support arm.
ANZ operates, earns and reports revenue through five business segments:
Australia Retail and Commercial
Technology, Services & Operations (TSO) and Group Centre
ANZ’s purpose is “to improve the financial wellbeing and sustainability of customers by providing connected, relevant and efficient services, tools and insights, directly and in partnership with others”.
Is Australia and New Zealand Banking Group profitable?
Yes, ANZ is profitable.
The bank’s net income for FY2018, FY2019, FY2020 and FY2021 arrived at A$6.4b, A$5.95b, A$3.58b and A$6.16b, respectively.
For the half year that ended 31 March 2022, the bank reported a Statutory Profit after tax of A$3.53b.
Is ANZ a good buy?
For some investors, ANZ is a long-term buy and hold due to its consistent distribution of dividends over 40 years.
The bank also recently completed the on-market buy-back of A$1.5b of equity which can potentially escalate the value of each ANZ stock over time. This may even see dividend payouts go up in the future.
More bearish investors are citing inflation, fluctuating interest rates, geopolitical tensions and general financial market volatility as reasons not to buy the stock at this point in time.
Should I invest in ANZ or NAB?
ANZ and NAB are suitable investments if you want to invest in one of the big four banks of Australia. As of 8 June 2023, $NAB has a larger market capitalisation than $ANZ, at $79.41b compared to $68.26b.
Does ANZ pay dividends?
Yes, ANZ’s dividend history goes back to 1982. The bank has never paused distribution.
In 2021, ANZ stock paid an interim dividend of A$0.70 in July and final dividend of A$0.72 in December. The total for the year came to A$1.42 per share.
ANZ paid its next interim dividend of $0.72 on 1 July 2022.
Does ANZ offer shareholders a dividend reinvestment plan (DRP)?
Yes. ANZ’s DRP allows investors to automatically reinvest any dividends paid out by ANZ back into more ANZ stocks.
For more information about ANZ’s DRP, click here.
Who owns ANZ stock?
The general public owns an overwhelming majority of ANZ stock, at 83.4% of the float. At 16.2%, institutions are also significant holders of the stock.
Institutions with the largest ownership include The Vanguard Group (5.01%), Norges Bank Investment Management (1.8%), Colonial First State Investments Limited (0.67%), Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (0.58%), Geode Capital Management (0.57%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.54%) and State Street Global Advisors (0.48%).
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