Source: NBK Capital
Lackluster 2010 but Undervalued
• We initiate coverage of the Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ) with a “Buy” recommendation and a fair value per share of QR 92.80, representing a 38% upside potential. CBQ is trading at a price-to-book (P/B) ratio of 1.4x versus the peers’ average of 2.3x. CBQ is the second-largest bank in Qatar, with an 11% market share of assets, and is private-sector-focused bank. Following the capital injection in 2009, the Qatari government now holds a 9.1% stake in the bank.