Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE:MFG) and Sturgis Bancorp (OTCMKTS:STBI) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.
Mizuho Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Sturgis Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Mizuho Financial Group pays out 25.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.4% of Mizuho Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.0% of Sturgis Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Mizuho Financial Group and Sturgis Bancorp’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Mizuho Financial Group||$32.16 billion||1.23||$5.20 billion||$0.40||7.83|
|Sturgis Bancorp||$22.48 million||2.37||$4.37 million||N/A||N/A|
Mizuho Financial Group has higher revenue and earnings than Sturgis Bancorp.
Risk & Volatility
Mizuho Financial Group has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sturgis Bancorp has a beta of 0.1, indicating that its share price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Mizuho Financial Group and Sturgis Bancorp, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Mizuho Financial Group||0||1||0||0||2.00|
This table compares Mizuho Financial Group and Sturgis Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Mizuho Financial Group||12.89%||4.97%||0.23%|
Mizuho Financial Group beats Sturgis Bancorp on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Mizuho Financial Group
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in banking, trust, securities, and other businesses related to financial services in Japan, the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Oceania. It operates through five segments: Retail & Business Banking Company, Corporate & Institutional Company, Global Corporate Company, Global Markets Company, and Asset Management Company. The company provides deposit products; syndicated, housing, and card loans; business matching services; and advisory services related to overseas expansions, and mergers and acquisitions-related services. It also offers consulting services, including asset management and asset succession; payroll services; and sells lottery tickets issued by prefectures and ordinance-designated cities. In addition, it offers financial solutions, such as bonds, mergers and acquisitions advisory, etc. for corporate customers to meet their needs in fund-raising, investment management, and financial strategies; solutions based on their capital management, business strategy, and financial strategy; solutions related to real estate; advisory services and solutions, such as advice on proposals on various investment products to financial institutions; and financial services that include funding support and public bonds underwriting. Further, the company offers sales and trading services to meet risk hedging and investment needs; investment products for individual customers; and consulting services for institutional investors. Additionally, the company provides products and services related to trust, securitization and structured finance, pension, and stock transfers; securities services; and research, private banking, and information technology-related services. As of March 31, 2018, its branch network included 465 Mizuho Bank, 60 Mizuho Trust and Banking, and 275 Mizuho Securities; and 7,200 ATMs in Japan. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
About Sturgis Bancorp
Sturgis Bancorp, Inc., a financial holding company, through its subsidiary, Sturgis Bank & Trust, provides banking products and services to individuals and businesses in the United States. The company offers checking, savings, money market, and sweep accounts; and certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts. It also provides mortgage, automobile, savings and CD, personal, auto and recreational vehicle, commercial real estate, equipment and machinery, and government supported loans, as well as home equity lines of credit and business lines of credit. In addition, the company offers mortgage life, mortgage accidental death, and mortgage disability insurance products; and other personal banking services, such as private banking, cashier checks, wire transfers, money orders, foreign drafts and foreign currency, overdraft protection, night depository, and notary services, as well as safe deposit boxes. Further, it provides Internet and phone banking, Internet bill pay, direct deposit, Visa check card, merchant, CDARS, and remote deposit capture services; and wealth management and investment brokerage advisory services, as well as cash management services and e-statements. The company has branch offices in Bangor, Bronson, Centreville, Climax, Colon, South Haven, Sturgis, Three Rivers, and White Pigeon in Michigan. Sturgis Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Sturgis, Michigan.
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