Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU) is one of 312 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Dividends

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. 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 1.9% and pay out 35.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and its peers’ 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 18.44% 8.26% 0.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and its peers, 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 2144 8446 8493 327 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 3.87%. Given Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and its peers 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 9.92
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Competitors $5.53 billion $818.14 million 372.23

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.0% of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has a beta of 1.65, suggesting that its stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s peers have a beta of 0.80, suggesting that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group peers 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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