Analyzing Woori Financial Group (NYSE:WF) and PEOPLES BK COMM/SH (NYSE:PBCO)

Woori Financial Group (NYSE:WF) and PEOPLES BK COMM/SH (OTCMKTS:PBCO) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.8% of Woori Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.6% of PEOPLES BK COMM/SH shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Woori Financial Group and PEOPLES BK COMM/SH’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Woori Financial Group $10.06 billion 0.70 $1.83 billion $7.63 4.06
PEOPLES BK COMM/SH $20.04 million 2.24 $3.40 million N/A N/A

Woori Financial Group has higher revenue and earnings than PEOPLES BK COMM/SH.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Woori Financial Group and PEOPLES BK COMM/SH, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Woori Financial Group 0 1 0 0 2.00

Risk & Volatility

Woori Financial Group has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PEOPLES BK COMM/SH has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Woori Financial Group and PEOPLES BK COMM/SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Woori Financial Group 14.94% 7.81% 0.50%


Woori Financial Group beats PEOPLES BK COMM/SH on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

PEOPLES BK COMM/SH Company Profile

People's Bank of Commerce provides banking services to businesses and individuals primarily in Southern Oregon. It offers various deposit products, including checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company's personal loans consist of home equity loans and credit lines; consumer loans and credit lines comprising auto, recreational vehicle, boat, personal line of credit, and savings secured loans; and home lot and construction loans. Its business loan portfolio includes commercial loans comprising commercial real estate, equipment purchase, certificates of deposit and listed stock secured, commercial real estate construction, residential construction loans, and lines of credit; and small business/government loans. In addition, the company provides merchant services, online and mobile banking, bill pay, e-statements, sweep accounts, debit and credit cards, and ATM cards. It operates six full-service branches in Ashland, Central Point, Grants Pass, and Medford, Oregon. People's Bank of Commerce was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Medford, Oregon.

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