Financial Comparison: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MTU) vs. Its Competitors

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and its peers, as provided 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 2125 8347 8354 329 2.36

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 2.91%. Given Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & 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 peers have a beta of 0.81, suggesting that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

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 18.42% 8.46% 0.93%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group $52.56 billion $1.88 billion 9.27
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Competitors $5.49 billion $821.37 million 358.06

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.

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 35.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.1% of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.6% 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group peers beat Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

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.

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