Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MTU) vs. Its Peers Financial Analysis

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU) is one of 310 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 0 1 2 0 2.67
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Competitors 2128 8275 8351 329 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 1.32%. Given Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has a beta of 1.64, suggesting that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.80, suggesting that their average share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group $52.56 billion $1.88 billion 9.34
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Competitors $5.49 billion $821.37 million 368.36

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.1% of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.6% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group pays out 11.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 35.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and its competitors’ 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 18.52% 8.43% 0.94%

Summary

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group competitors beat Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group on 9 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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