KB Financial Group (NYSE: KB) is one of 326 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare KB Financial Group to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares KB Financial Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KB Financial Group 22.83% 9.16% 0.75%
KB Financial Group Competitors 18.84% 8.81% 0.93%

Risk & Volatility

KB Financial Group has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KB Financial Group’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.6% of KB Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 69.0% of KB Financial Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for KB Financial Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KB Financial Group 0 0 2 0 3.00
KB Financial Group Competitors 2631 9016 8563 394 2.33

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 6.11%. Given KB Financial Group’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe KB Financial Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares KB Financial Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
KB Financial Group $7.03 billion N/A 7.65
KB Financial Group Competitors N/A N/A 18.91

KB Financial Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

KB Financial Group beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

KB Financial Group Company Profile

KB Financial Group Inc. is a financial holding company in Korea. The Company’s operations include Kookmin Bank, a commercial bank in Korea. The Company operates through six business segments: retail banking operations, corporate banking operations, other banking operations, credit card operations, investment and securities operations, and life insurance operations. The retail banking operations segment consists of retail banking services provided by Kookmin Bank. The corporate banking operations consist of corporate banking services provided by Kookmin Bank. The other banking operations include treasury activities and back office administrative operations. The credit card operations segment consists of credit card activities. The investment and securities operations consist of securities brokerage, investment banking, securities investment and trading and other capital markets services. The life insurance segment consists of life insurance and wealth management services.

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