FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH (OTCMKTS:FHLB) and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE:MUFG) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.
This table compares FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH||15.01%||8.83%||0.98%|
|Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group||13.82%||6.46%||0.36%|
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH does not pay a dividend. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group pays out 23.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
1.1% of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH||$9.74 million||1.84||$910,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group||$60.80 billion||1.01||$7.85 billion||$0.74||6.34|
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has higher revenue and earnings than FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH.
Volatility & Risk
FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.
About FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH
Friendly Hills Bank, a community bank, provides financial services and banking products. The company offers deposit products, such as business checking and savings accounts; checking plans, including personal, interest, and e checking plans; savings plans comprising personal savings, personal high yield money market accounts, health savings accounts, and fixed term time certificates of deposit; and individual retirement accounts. It also provides business loan products consisting of working capital and professional lines of credit, commercial real estate financing loans, construction financing loans, business expansion loans, small business administration loans, and letters of credit, as well as machinery, commercial vehicle, and equipment financing services; and consumer loans that include home equity lines of credit, home equity loans, automobile loans, and personal loans. In addition, the company offers cash management services; business professional services; automated clearing house, business online banking, courier, check images and checking account statements, merchant credit card, and remote deposit capture services; sweep accounts; and wire transfers. Further, it provides personal online banking services; and other services, such as overdraft protection, automated teller machines, credit and debit cards, and direct deposits. The company serves small and middle-market businesses, and individuals located primarily in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas of California. It operates two full-service branches in Whittier and Santa Fe Springs, California. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Whittier, California.
About Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., a bank holding company, provides financial services in Japan and internationally. Its Retail Banking Business Group segment offers a range of products and services, such as bank deposits, loans, asset management and administration services, investment products, and settlement services. This segment also provides annuity, single premium whole life, flat-rate premium whole life, medical, cancer, and nursing-care insurance products; testamentary trust services; housing loans; Internet banking services; and credit cards. The company's Corporate Banking Business Group segment provides loans and fund management, and remittance and foreign exchange services; securities businesses, syndicated loans, and structured finance; investment banking services; and transaction and trust banking services. Its Trust Assets Business Group segment offers asset management and administration services for products, such as pension trusts and security trusts. This segment also provides a range of services to corporate and other pension funds comprising pension fund management and administration, advice on pension schemes, and payment of benefits to scheme members. The company's Global Business Group segment offers project finance, export credit agency, and financing through asset-backed commercial papers; and investment banking services, such as debt and equity issuance and M&A advisory services, as well as consumer finance, investment, asset management, and other financial products and services to individuals, large corporations, financial institutions, and sovereign and multinational organizations. Its Global Markets Business Group segment offers financing, hedging, and investing solutions to retail, corporate, institutional, and governmental customers; and asset and liability management services. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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