Critical Comparison: Hang Seng Bank (OTCMKTS: HSNGY) and Suruga Bank (OTCMKTS: SUGBY)


Hang Seng Bank (OTCMKTS:HSNGY – Get Rating) and Suruga Bank (OTCMKTS:SUGBY – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which company is better? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Hang Seng Bank has a beta of 0.43, meaning its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Suruga Bank has a beta of -0.13, meaning its stock price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Hang Seng Bank and Suruga Bank.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Hang Seng Bank $10.04 billion 3.06 $1.80 billion N / A N / A
Suruga Bank $819.44 million 0.61 $70.83 million $3.28 8.14

Hang Seng Bank has higher revenue and profit than Suruga Bank.


Hang Seng Bank pays an annual dividend of $0.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Suruga Bank pays an annual dividend of $0.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Suruga Bank pays 20.1% of its profits as a dividend.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of the current ratings and price targets for Hang Seng Bank and Suruga Bank, as reported by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Hang Seng Bank 0 0 0 0 N / A
Suruga Bank 0 1 0 0 2.00


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Hang Seng Bank and Suruga Bank.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Hang Seng Bank N / A N / A N / A
Suruga Bank 9.26% 3.56% 0.28%


Hang Seng Bank beats Suruga Bank on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hang Seng Bank

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Hang Seng Bank Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides various banking and related financial services to individuals, businesses, corporations, small and medium enterprises and institutional clients in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas. It operates through four segments: Wealth Management and Personal Banking, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Others. The company offers personal banking services, including checking and savings accounts, term deposits, mortgages and personal loans, credit cards, insurance, investments and other wealth management services, as well as consumer loan services. It also provides corporate loans, trade finance and receivables, payments and cash management, cash and foreign exchange, general insurance, key person insurance, investment and asset management services. business assets; and general banking, corporate lending, interest rates, foreign exchange, money markets, structured products and derivatives, etc. ; fundraising and sales; and asset management services. It operates approximately 280 service outlets in Hong Kong; branches in Macao and Singapore; and a representative office in Taipei, Taiwan. Hang Seng Bank Limited, through its subsidiary, Hang Seng Bank (China) Limited, also operates a network of retail outlets in approximately 20 cities in Mainland China. The company was founded in 1933 and is based in Central, Hong Kong. Hang Seng Bank Limited is a subsidiary of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.

About Suruga Bank

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Suruga Bank logoSuruga Bank Ltd. provides various banking and financial products and services to individuals and businesses in Japan. The Company offers deposit products, such as term, ordinary, savings, foreign exchange and other deposits, as well as current and general accounts; card, housing, second home, vacation, start-up, project assistance, business term loan, as well as loan by object; credit and debit cards; and overdrafts and other financing products. It also provides Investment Funds, Government Bonds, Pension Contributions, Insurance, Inheritances/Trusts, Lotteries, Foreign Exchange Bookings, Easy Payments, Web Oral Receipts, Vaults, Links outsourcing, overseas remittances, fund management, e-combination, payment, nursing/medical/remuneration, factoring, mortgage, and Internet and telephone banking. In addition, the company offers staffing, money lending and credit guarantee, mortgage loan guarantee, printing, binding, packing and shipping, rental, agency of office and system engineering. It operates through a network of 128 branches in Japan. The company was founded in 1895 and is based in Numazu, Japan.

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