Critical Contrast: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE:MTU) versus Its Competitors

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU) is one of 308 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk and valuation.

Dividends

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group pays out 21.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.0% of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 17.02% 6.82% 0.36%
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Competitors 18.68% 8.40% 0.94%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group $52.56 billion $1.88 billion 10.25
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 387.62

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 0 0 2 0 3.00
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Competitors 2174 8463 8549 332 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 6.30%. Given Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has a beta of 1.65, indicating that its stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group rivals beat Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFJ) is a bank holding company. The Company’s segments include Integrated Retail Banking Business Group, Integrated Corporate Banking Business Group, Integrated Trust Assets Business Group, Integrated Global Business Group and Krungsri. The Company’s services include commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, leasing and various fields of financial services. The Company’s subsidiaries include The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU), Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB), Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co., Ltd. (MUSHD), Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd. (MUMSS) and Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS Co., Ltd. Its Retail Banking Business Group covers retail businesses, including commercial banking, trust banking and securities businesses, and offers a range of banking products and services, including financial consulting services, to retail customers in Japan.

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