Shinhan Financial Group (NYSE:SHG) and Bat Group (NYSE:GLG) Head to Head Survey

Shinhan Financial Group (NYSE:SHG) and Bat Group (NASDAQ:GLG) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Shinhan Financial Group and Bat Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Shinhan Financial Group 17.97% 12.35% 0.96%
Bat Group -331.46% -122.06% -86.73%



Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.8% of Shinhan Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.2% of Bat Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Shinhan Financial Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of Bat Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Shinhan Financial Group and Bat Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Shinhan Financial Group $12.61 billion 1.35 $2.87 billion $11.97 3.02
Bat Group $490,000.00 7.55 $7.65 million N/A N/A

Shinhan Financial Group has higher revenue and earnings than Bat Group.

Volatility and Risk

Shinhan Financial Group has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bat Group has a beta of 0.64, suggesting that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Shinhan Financial Group and Bat Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Shinhan Financial Group 1 1 1 0 2.00
Bat Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Shinhan Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $1.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Bat Group does not pay a dividend. Shinhan Financial Group pays out 8.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Shinhan Financial Group has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Summary

Shinhan Financial Group beats Bat Group on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Shinhan Financial Group

Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. provides financial products and services in South Korea and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Banking, Credit Cards, Securities, Life Insurance, and Others. It offers retail banking services, including mortgage and home equity, and retail lending; demand, savings, and fixed deposit-taking; checking accounts; electronic banking and automatic teller machines (ATM); and bill paying, payroll and check-cashing, currency exchange, and wire fund transfer services. The company also provides corporate banking services, such as investment banking, real estate financing, overseas real estate and development project financing, infrastructure and structured financing, equity/venture investments, mergers and acquisitions consulting, and securitization; derivatives services comprising securities and derivative products, and foreign exchange trading; and working capital loans and facilities loans. In addition, it is involved in treasury and investment activities in international capital markets consisting of foreign currency-denominated securities trading, foreign exchange trading and services, trade-related financial services, international factoring services, and foreign banking operations. Further, the company offers trust account management, securities brokerage, and asset management services, as well as leasing and equipment financing, savings banking, loan collection and credit reporting, collective investment administration, private equity investment, and financial system development services. As of December 31, 2017, it operated a network of 865 service centers; 6,076 ATMs; 9 cash dispensers; and 35 digital kiosks. Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

About Bat Group

Bat Group, Inc. engages in leasing used cars to individual and corporate customers under the Batcar brand name in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei. It also rents cars to other auto rental companies at a discounted rate, as well as provides car pooling services. The company was formerly known as China Bat Group, Inc. and changed its name to Bat Group, Inc. in June 2019. Bat Group, Inc. is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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