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How do SA’s ‘Big Five’ Banks Stack up?

How do SA's 'Big Five' Banks Stack up?
In the battle of South Africa's 'Big Five' banks, who will come out tops?

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BusinessTech looked at the most recent annual financial reports (from 2021/22) and compared the big five banks on 12 key metrics – from financial performance to network and reach.


In a very insightful comparison covering 12 key metrics, Capitec, Standard Bank, FNB, ABSA and Nedbank were pitted against each other.

The first group of metrics covered Market capitalisation and P/E ratio.

Market capitalisation and P/E ratio

BankMarket CapShare priceP/E Ratio
FirstRand (FNB)R361.2 billionR65.1611.61
Standard BankR244.4 billionR148.318.26
CapitecR207.1 billionR1 774.0824.08
Absa BankR151.2 billionR182.396.59
NedbankR108.2 billionR213.248.19

To read the full article and see how these banks compare, read, “Battle of the banks 2022: Capitec vs Standard Bank vs FNB vs Absa vs Nedbank”.

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