Critical Survey: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MTU) & First of Long Island (FLIC)

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU) and First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and First of Long Island, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 0 1 2 0 2.67
First of Long Island 0 1 1 0 2.50

First of Long Island has a consensus price target of $31.50, indicating a potential upside of 9.57%. Given First of Long Island’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe First of Long Island is more favorable than Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.0% of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.6% of First of Long Island shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of First of Long Island shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First of Long Island has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and First of Long Island’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group $52.56 billion 2.05 $1.88 billion $0.71 11.28
First of Long Island $113.50 million 6.24 $30.88 million $1.44 19.97

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has higher revenue and earnings than First of Long Island. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than First of Long Island, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. First of Long Island pays an annual dividend of $0.60 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. First of Long Island pays out 41.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Profitability

This table compares Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and First of Long Island’s 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%
First of Long Island 28.36% 10.81% 0.96%

Summary

First of Long Island beats Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Company Profile

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.

First of Long Island Company Profile

The First of Long Island Corporation is a one-bank holding company. The Company provides financial services through its subsidiary, The First National Bank of Long Island (the Bank). Its services include account reconciliation services, bank by mail, personal money orders, bill payment, remote deposit, cash management services, safe deposit boxes, collection services securities transactions, controlled disbursement accounts, signature guarantee services, drive-through banking, merchant credit card services, and investment management and trust services. Its loan portfolio consists of loans to borrowers on Long Island and in the boroughs of New York City, and its real estate loans are secured by properties located in those areas. It has an Investment Management Division that provides investment management, pension trust, personal trust, estate and custody services. Additionally, the Bank has two commercial banking branches in Manhattan.

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