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

Risk and Volatility

KB Financial Group has a beta of 1.21, meaning that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KB Financial Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for KB Financial Group and its competitors, as reported 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 2628 9006 8556 394 2.33

As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 5.92%. Given KB Financial Group’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe KB Financial Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.6% of KB Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.6% 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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares KB Financial Group and its competitors’ 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 18.72% 8.80% 0.94%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
KB Financial Group $7.03 billion N/A 7.61
KB Financial Group Competitors N/A N/A 18.75

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

Summary

KB Financial Group beats its competitors 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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