Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (NYSE: SMFG) is one of 327 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Dividends

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group pays out 10.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 36.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Competitors 1997 7975 8140 309 2.37

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 8.15%. Given Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.2% of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.6% 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 14.43% 6.95% 0.40%
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Competitors 19.07% 8.84% 0.94%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group $28.36 billion N/A 7.72
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Competitors N/A N/A 18.78

Sumitomo Mitsui 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.

Summary

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group competitors beat Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

About Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. is a holding company for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (the Bank) and its subsidiaries. The Company operates through four segments: Commercial Banking, Leasing, Securities and Consumer Finance. The Company and its subsidiaries offer a range of financial services, including commercial banking, leasing, securities, consumer finance and other services. The Company offers commercial banking services to a range of customers, including corporations, mid-sized companies, small-sized companies, individuals, governments and governmental entities mainly through the Bank. The Bank has equity interest in Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited, which provides a range of leasing services, including equipment lease, operating lease, leveraged lease and aircraft operating lease. The Bank’s subsidiary, SMBC Nikko Securities Inc., offers a range of financial products, and investment consultation and administrative services.

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