Financial Analysis: Bat Group (NASDAQ:GLG) and U.S. Bancorp (NASDAQ:USB)

Bat Group (NASDAQ:GLG) and U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.2% of Bat Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.5% of U.S. Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Bat Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of U.S. Bancorp shares are held by 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.

Profitability

This table compares Bat Group and U.S. Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bat Group -331.46% -122.06% -86.73%
U.S. Bancorp 26.54% 15.39% 1.51%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Bat Group and U.S. Bancorp, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bat Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
U.S. Bancorp 3 9 3 0 2.00

U.S. Bancorp has a consensus price target of $56.79, suggesting a potential downside of 3.59%. Given U.S. Bancorp’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe U.S. Bancorp is more favorable than Bat Group.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Bat Group and U.S. Bancorp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bat Group $490,000.00 10.59 $7.65 million N/A N/A
U.S. Bancorp $25.78 billion 3.60 $7.10 billion $4.10 14.37

U.S. Bancorp has higher revenue and earnings than Bat Group.

Volatility & Risk

Bat Group has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, U.S. Bancorp has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

U.S. Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Bat Group does not pay a dividend. U.S. Bancorp pays out 41.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

U.S. Bancorp beats Bat Group on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bat Group Company Profile

Bat Group, Inc. engages in leasing used cars to individual and corporate customers under the Batcar brand name in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei. It also rents cars to other auto rental companies at a discounted rate, as well as provides car pooling services. The company was formerly known as China Bat Group, Inc. and changed its name to Bat Group, Inc. in June 2019. Bat Group, Inc. is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

U.S. Bancorp Company Profile

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides various financial services in the United States. It operates in five segments: Corporate and Commercial Banking, Consumer and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Investment Services, Payment Services, and Treasury and Corporate Support. The company offers depository services, including checking accounts, savings accounts, and time certificate contracts; and lending services, such as traditional credit products, as well as credit card services, lease financing and import/export trade, asset-backed lending, agricultural finance, and other products. It also provides ancillary services comprising capital markets, treasury management, and receivable lock-box collection services to corporate customers; and a range of asset management and fiduciary services for individuals, estates, foundations, business corporations, and charitable organizations. In addition, the company offers investment and insurance products to its customers principally within its markets, as well as fund administration services to a range of mutual and other funds. Further, it provides corporate and purchasing card, and corporate trust services; and merchant processing services, as well as cash and investment management, ATM processing, mortgage banking, and brokerage and leasing services. The company offers its products and services through operating a network of 3,018 banking offices principally operating in the Midwest and West regions of the United States, as well as through online services and over mobile devices. It also operates a network of 4,681 ATMs. The company was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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