Bco Com Portugues (OTCMKTS:BPCGY) and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp (NYSE:SMFG) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Bco Com Portugues and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bco Com Portugues N/A N/A N/A
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp 12.31% 6.47% 0.39%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Bco Com Portugues and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bco Com Portugues 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility and Risk

Bco Com Portugues has a beta of -0.6, indicating that its share price is 160% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.6% of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bco Com Portugues and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bco Com Portugues N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp $52.05 billion 1.07 $6.93 billion $1.01 7.79

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp has higher revenue and earnings than Bco Com Portugues.

Dividends

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Bco Com Portugues does not pay a dividend. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp pays out 25.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp beats Bco Com Portugues on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides commercial banking, leasing, securities, consumer finance, and other services primarily in Japan. It operates through four segments: Wholesale Business, Retail Business, International Business, and Global Markets Business. The Wholesale Business segment provides financing, investment management, risk hedging and settlement services, as well as financial solutions for mergers and acquisition and other advisory services and leasing, primarily for large-and mid-sized corporate clients; and various leasing services, including equipment, and operating and leveraged leasing. The Retail Business segment offers wealth management, settlement services, consumer finance, and housing loans. The International Business segment provides loans, deposits, clearing services, trade finance, project finance, loan syndication, derivatives, and global cash management services; underwriting services; and leasing services related to the construction machinery, transportation equipment, industrial machinery, medical equipment, and aircraft leasing. As of March 31, 2018, this segment's network consisted of 18 branches, 22 sub-branches, and 4 representative offices. The Global Markets Business segment offers foreign exchange products, derivatives, bonds, stocks and other marketable financial products, and undertakes asset liability management operations. It also offers system development, data processing, management consulting, and economic research services; and investment advisory and investment trust management services. The company was founded in 1590 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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