Scully Royalty (NYSE:SRL) and Suruga Bank (OTCMKTS:SUGBY) Critical Review

Scully Royalty (NYSE:SRLGet Rating) and Suruga Bank (OTCMKTS:SUGBYGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.


Scully Royalty pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.1%. Suruga Bank pays an annual dividend of $0.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Suruga Bank pays out 20.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Scully Royalty has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Suruga Bank has a beta of -0.15, meaning that its share price is 115% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Scully Royalty and Suruga Bank’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Scully Royalty $56.88 million 2.06 $6.03 million N/A N/A
Suruga Bank $819.44 million 0.58 $70.83 million $3.28 7.74

Suruga Bank has higher revenue and earnings than Scully Royalty.


This table compares Scully Royalty and Suruga Bank’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Scully Royalty N/A N/A N/A
Suruga Bank 11.01% 4.22% 0.32%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

40.0% of Scully Royalty shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Scully Royalty shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Scully Royalty and Suruga Bank, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Scully Royalty 0 0 0 0 N/A
Suruga Bank 0 1 0 0 2.00


Scully Royalty beats Suruga Bank on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Scully Royalty

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Scully Royalty Ltd. operates as an iron ore mining company in the Americas, Africa, Canada, Asia, and Europe. It operates through three segments: Royalty, Industrial, and Merchant Banking. The company holds royalty interest in the Scully iron ore mine located in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It also engages in manufacturing, and medical supplies and services industries. The company was formerly known as MFC Bancorp Ltd. and changed its name to Scully Royalty Ltd. in June 2019. Scully Royalty Ltd. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Central, Hong Kong.

About Suruga Bank

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Suruga Bank Ltd. provides various banking and financial products and services to individuals and corporate customers in Japan. The company offers deposit products, such as time, ordinary, savings, foreign currency, and other deposits, as well as current and general accounts; card, housing, second house, resort, startup, project assistance, and business up term loans, as well as loans by purpose; credit and debit cards; and overdrafts and other financing products. It also provides investment trust, public bond, pension contribution, insurance, inheritance/trust, lottery, foreign currency exchange reservation, pay-easy, Web oral receipt, safe deposit box, external linkage, foreign remittance, fund management, e-combination, payment, nursing care/medical care/dispensing compensation receivable factoring, mortgage, and Internet and telephone banking services. In addition, the company offers staffing, money lending and credit guarantee, mortgage loans guarantee, printing, bookbinding, packing and shipping, leasing, and clerical agency and system engineering services. It operates through a network of 128 branches in Japan. The company was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Numazu, Japan.

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