Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) and Woori Financial Group (WF) Head-To-Head Contrast

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE:MUFG) and Woori Financial Group (NYSE:WF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Woori Financial Group has a beta of 0.64, indicating that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Woori Financial Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 15.31% 6.30% 0.36%
Woori Financial Group 18.49% 9.91% 0.64%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.1% of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.6% of Woori Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Woori Financial Group does not pay a dividend. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group pays out 22.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Woori Financial Group has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Woori Financial Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group $54.79 billion 1.22 $8.91 billion $0.71 7.18
Woori Financial Group $10.14 billion 0.83 $1.42 billion $5.40 6.94

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has higher revenue and earnings than Woori Financial Group. Woori Financial Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Woori Financial Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 0 0 4 0 3.00
Woori Financial Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

Summary

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group beats Woori Financial Group on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Company Profile

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.

Woori Financial Group Company Profile

Woori Financial Group Inc. provides commercial banking products and services to retail and individual customers, and corporations. The company offers salary, fixed deposit, savings, and ordinary and business deposit products; and professional, deposit mortgage, apartment, and mortgage loans, as well as corporate operating, facility, and policy loans. It also provides inquiry and retirement pension, bulk and automatic transfer, cash management, and foreign direct investment services. In addition, the company offers foreign currency, specialized remittance, expat banking, foreign exchange inquiry, exchange limit information, foreign currency remittance information, and foreign currency deposit information services; and other products and services, including insurance, fund, and custody services, as well as banking management services. Further, it provides system software development and maintenance, finance, other credit finance, credit information, security investment, and other services. As of June 30, 2018, the company operated approximately 880 branches and offices in Korea, and 23 branches and offices internationally. Woori Financial Group Inc. was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

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