Mizuho Financial Group (NASDAQ: DNBF) and DNB Financial Corp Common Stock (NASDAQ:DNBF) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and risk.

Dividends

Mizuho Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. DNB Financial Corp Common Stock pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. DNB Financial Corp Common Stock pays out 12.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Mizuho Financial Group and DNB Financial Corp Common Stock’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mizuho Financial Group 16.59% 6.16% 0.29%
DNB Financial Corp Common Stock 15.92% 9.42% 0.89%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mizuho Financial Group and DNB Financial Corp Common Stock’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mizuho Financial Group $32.16 billion 1.38 $5.20 billion N/A N/A
DNB Financial Corp Common Stock $48.40 million 3.17 $7.94 million $2.28 15.59

Mizuho Financial Group has higher revenue and earnings than DNB Financial Corp Common Stock.

Risk & Volatility

Mizuho Financial Group has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DNB Financial Corp Common Stock has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Mizuho Financial Group and DNB Financial Corp Common Stock, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mizuho Financial Group 0 2 0 0 2.00
DNB Financial Corp Common Stock 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.4% of Mizuho Financial Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.1% of DNB Financial Corp Common Stock shares are held by institutional investors. 13.5% of DNB Financial Corp Common Stock shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

About Mizuho Financial Group

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in banking, trust, securities, and other businesses related to financial services in Japan, the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Oceania. It operates through five segments: Retail & Business Banking Company, Corporate & Institutional Company, Global Corporate Company, Global Markets Company, and Asset Management Company. The company provides deposit products; syndicated, housing, and card loans; business matching services; and advisory services related to overseas expansions, and mergers and acquisitions-related services. It also offers consulting services, including asset management and asset succession; payroll services; and sells lottery tickets issued by prefectures and ordinance-designated cities. In addition, it offers financial solutions, such as bonds, mergers and acquisitions advisory, etc. for corporate customers to meet their needs in fund-raising, investment management, and financial strategies; solutions based on their capital management, business strategy, and financial strategy; solutions related to real estate; advisory services and solutions, such as advice on proposals on various investment products to financial institutions; and financial services that include funding support and public bonds underwriting. Further, the company offers sales and trading services to meet risk hedging and investment needs; investment products for individual customers; and consulting services for institutional investors. Additionally, the company provides products and services related to trust, securitization and structured finance, pension, and stock transfers; securities services; and research, private banking, and information technology-related services. As of March 31, 2018, its branch network included 465 Mizuho Bank, 60 Mizuho Trust and Banking, and 275 Mizuho Securities; and 7,200 ATMs in Japan. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About DNB Financial Corp Common Stock

DNB Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for DNB First, National Association that provides a range of commercial banking products and services to individuals and small to medium sized businesses. The company offers deposit products, including money market, savings, demand, and NOW accounts; and time deposits, as well as certificates of deposit, including IRAs and brokered deposits. It also provides loan products comprising fixed and variable rate loans; funds for the purchase of business property or ventures, working capital lines, small business administration loans, and lease financing for equipment and for various other purposes; and home equity and home mortgages, as well as term loans for the purchase of consumer goods. In addition, it offers cash management, remote capture, Internet banking, letters of credit, and other lending services, as well as commercial sweep accounts; and various investment and insurance products, such as fixed and variable annuities, 401(k) plans and rollovers, stocks, self-directed and managed IRAs, bonds, mutual funds, brokerage, long term care insurance, 529 college savings plans, life insurance, separately managed investment accounts, disability insurance, and self-employed pension plans. Further, the company provides wealth management and trust services to individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations; investment and fiduciary services, such as investment management, investment advisory, estate settlement, client bill paying, custody, financial planning, corporate trustee/trust administration, and power of attorney and guardian of the estate capacities; and safekeeping and other depository services, as well as securities brokerage and ATM services. It operates through 15 community offices located in Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1860 and is based in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

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