Contrasting Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp (NYSE:SMFG) & FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH (NYSE:FHLB)

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp (NYSE:SMFG) and FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH (OTCMKTS:FHLB) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp and FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp 0 1 0 0 2.00

Risk & Volatility

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp and FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp 12.67% 6.26% 0.36%
FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH 13.99% 8.08% 0.90%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp and FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp $51.74 billion 0.94 $4.98 billion $0.96 7.19
FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH $9.74 million 1.86 $910,000.00 N/A N/A

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp has higher revenue and earnings than FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.8% of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH does not pay a dividend. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp pays out 29.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


FRIENDLY HILLS/SH SH beats Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp on 6 of the 10 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 2002 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


Friendly Hills Bank, a community bank, provides financial services and banking products. The company offers deposit products, such as business checking and savings accounts; checking plans, including personal, interest, and e checking plans; savings plans comprising personal savings, personal high yield money market accounts, health savings accounts, and fixed term time certificates of deposit; and individual retirement accounts. It also provides business loan products consisting of working capital and professional lines of credit, commercial real estate financing loans, construction financing loans, business expansion loans, small business administration loans, and letters of credit, as well as machinery, commercial vehicle, and equipment financing services; and consumer loans that include home equity lines of credit, home equity loans, automobile loans, and personal loans. In addition, the company offers cash management services; business professional services; automated clearing house, business online banking, courier, check images and checking account statements, merchant credit card, and remote deposit capture services; sweep accounts; and wire transfers. Further, it provides personal online banking services; and other services, such as overdraft protection, automated teller machines, credit and debit cards, and direct deposits. The company serves small and middle-market businesses, and individuals located primarily in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas of California. It operates two full-service branches in Whittier and Santa Fe Springs, California. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Whittier, California.

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