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Asia's Top 100 Bank Stocks
  Recommendations are the mean estimates of analysts who follow the company
Strong buy
Buy
N.A
Underperform
Sell
Hold
 

Market cap.
$ million

Forcast 2000
EPS, $
Forcast 2000
P/E
Forcast 2001
EPS, $
Forcast 2001
P/E
1 HSBC HOLDINGS (Hong Kong) 128,117 0.81 17 0.88 16
2 BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI (Japan) 60,851 0.22 59 0.31 42
3 SUMITOMO BANK (Japan) 40,616 0.32 40 0.43 30
4 SAKURA BANK (Japan) 30,918 0.21 35 0.28 27
5 SANWA BANK (Japan) 28,089 0.32 30 0.44 22
6 FUJI BANK (Japan) 26,732 0.21 36 0.35 22
7 DAIICHI KANGYO (Japan) 24,032 0.25 31 0.34 22
8 NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK 22,647 1.16 13 1.29 12
9 COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA 21,442 1.07 16 1.12 15
10 HANG SENG BANK (Hong Kong) 20,835 0.68 16 0.73 15
11 INDUSTRIAL BANK OF JAPAN 20,439 0.24 32 0.28 27
12 DBS GROUP HOLDINGS (Singapore) 15,267 0.63 20 0.71 18
13 WESTPAC BANKING (Australia) 13,390 0.51 15 0.57 13
14 ANZ BANKING (New Zealand) 11,573 0.59 13 0.65 12
15 AUSTRALIA & NZ BANKING (Australia) 11,537 0.59 13 0.65 12
16 ASAHI BANK (Japan) 11,342 0.11 37 0.17 23
17 TOKAI BANK (Japan) 11,028 0.20 24 0.29 17
18 MITSUBISHI TRUST & BANKING (Japan) 10,511 0.30 27 0.38 21
19 SUMITOMO TRUST BANKING (Japan) 10,267 0.35 20 0.37 19
20 OVERSEAS-CHINESE BANKING (Singapore) 9,264 0.41 18 0.47 15
21 UNITED OVERSEAS BANK (Singapore) 8,991 0.48 17 0.56 15
  
Strong buy
Buy
N.A
Underperform
Sell
Hold
 

Market cap.
$ million

Forcast 2000
EPS, $
Forcast 2000
P/E
Forcast 2001
EPS, $
Forcast 2001
P/E
22 MALAYAN BANKING (Malaysia) 8,859 0.21 18 0.25 15
23 SHIZUOKA BANK (Japan) 6,869 0.25 35 0.34 25
24 YOKOHAMA BANK (Japan) 5,331 0.22 21 0.25 18
25 OVERSEAS UNION BANK (Singapore) 4,963 0.34 15 0.39 13
26 DAIWA BANK (Japan) 4,926 0.12 20 0.15 16
27 FUKUOKA BANK (Japan) 4,125 0.18 37 0.30 21
28 SURUGA BANK (Japan) 4,031 0.40 37 0.47 32
29 KOOKMIN BANK (South Korea) 3,832 1.60 8 2.18 6
30 KRUNG THAI BANK (Thailand) 3,697 0.02 14 0.02 21
31 DAO HENG BANK GROUP (Hong Kong) 3,498 0.31 16 0.36 14
32 YASUDA TRUST & BANKING (Japan) 3,447 0.08 14 0.06 19
33 JOYO BANK (Japan) 3,280 0.12 30 0.17 21
34 TOYO TRUST & BANK (Japan) 3,242 0.25 14 0.33 11
35 HACHIJUNI BANK (Japan) 3,236 0.23 25 0.29 19
36 BANK OF EAST ASIA (Hong Kong) 3,235 0.19 13 0.21 11
37 CHIBA BANK (Japan) 3,205 0.31 13 0.41 10
38 UNITED WORLD CHINESE COMMERCIAL BANK (Taiwan) 3,179 0.07 13 0.08 12
39 SEVENTY-SEVEN BANK (Japan) 3,176 0.35 23 0.53 16
40 COMMERCE ASSET HOLDINGS (Malaysia) 3,090 0.15 17 0.19 14
41 FIRST COMMERCIAL BANK (Taiwan) 3,067 0.05 17 0.05 17
42 ST GEORGE BANK (Australia) 3,019 0.37 18 0.42 16
43 HUA NAN BANK (Taiwan) 2,900 0.05 18 0.05 18
  
Strong buy
Buy
N.A
Underperform
Sell
Hold
 

Market cap.
$ million

Forcast 2000
EPS, $
Forcast 2000
P/E
Forcast 2001
EPS, $
Forcast 2001
P/E
44 GUNMA BANK (Japan) 2,788 0.23 23 0.27 20
45 MACQUARIE BANK (Australia) 2,778 0.72 22 0.80 20
46 SHINHAN BANK (South Korea) 2,661 1.33 8 1.77 6
47 H & CB KOREA 2,575 3.99 6 5.07 5
48 INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA (Taiwan) 2,490 0.06 14 0.07 12
49 CHIAO TUNG BANK (Taiwan) 2,411 0.10 10 0.08 12
50 HIROSHIMA BANK (Japan) 2,329 0.14 27 0.19 20
51 STATE BANK OF INDIA 2,297 0.87 5 1.08 4
52 PUBLIC BANK (Malaysia) 2,156 0.08 12 0.08 11
53 CHANG HWA BANK (Taiwan) 2,088 0.04 17 0.04 16
54 KEPPEL TATLEE BANK (Singapore) 2,047 0.15 12 0.17 11
55 IYO BANK (Japan) 2,007 0.25 25 N.A. N.A.
56 BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS 1,987 0.08 19 0.11 13
57 HYAKUJUSHI BANK (Japan) 1,924 0.15 40 N.A. N.A.
58 NISHI-NIPPON BANK (Japan) 1,920 0.13 31 0.17 24
59 RHB CAPITAL BERHAD (Malaysia) 1,861 0.06 17 0.08 13
60 CHUGOKU BANK (Japan) 1,801 0.26 34 0.69 13
61 CHO HUNG BANK (South Korea) 1,783 0.24 12 0.40 7
62 NORTH PACIFIC BANK (Japan) 1,770 0.31 19 0.34 18
63 HANVIT BANK (South Korea) 1,699 0.36 5 0.64 3
64 SUNCORP-METWAY (Australia) 1,660 0.37 14 0.40 13
65 JUROKU BANK (Japan) 1,638 0.10 44 N.A. N.A.
66 BANK OF KYOTO (Japan) 1,634 0.25 20 N.A. N.A.
  
Strong buy
Buy
N.A
Underperform
Sell
Hold
 

Market cap.
$ million

Forcast 2000
EPS, $
Forcast 2000
P/E
Forcast 2001
EPS, $
Forcast 2001
P/E
67 OGAKI KYORITSU BANK (Japan) 1,577 0.13 42 N.A. N.A.
68 HOKURIKU BANK (Japan) 1,561 0.09 25 N.A. N.A.
69 BANGKOK BANK (Thailand) 1,526 -0.26 0.15 7
70 HOKKOKU BANK (Japan) 1,524 0.02 204 N.A. N.A.
71 DAISHI BANK (Japan) 1,505 0.18 21 0.32 12
72 GLOBAL TRUST BANK (India) 1,492 0.27 5 0.35 4
73 THAI FARMERS BANK 1,440 0.04 17 0.08 8
74 THE KINKI OSAKA BANK (Japan) 1,378 0.07 29 N.A. N.A.
75 TAIWAN BUSINESS BANK 1,377 0.06 9 N.A. N.A.
76 TAIPEI BANK 1,340 0.07 9 0.09 8
77 YAMAGUCHI BANK (Japan) 1,309 0.33 20 0.30 22
78 SHIKOKU BANK (Japan) 1,289 0.15 40 N.A. N.A.
79 HDFC BANK (India) 1,251 0.19 28 0.27 19
80 FUKUOKA CITY BANK (Japan) 1,230 0.19 24 0.22 20
81 NANTO BANK (Japan) 1,226 0.07 66 N.A. N.A.
82 ASHIKAGA BANK LIMITED (Japan) 1,223 0.21 9 0.30 7
83 METROPOLITAN BANK AND TRUST (Philippines) 1,217 0.25 15 0.31 12
84 BANK OF NAGOYA (Japan) 1,211 0.17 36 0.09 64
85 AWA BANK (Japan) 1,162 0.14 33 N.A. N.A.
86 BANK OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1,125 0.16 14 0.17 13
87 TAISHIN INTERNATIONAL BANK (Taiwan) 1,104 0.05 11 0.06 9
88 SHIGA BANK (Japan) 1,091 0.19 24 0.29 16
  
Strong buy
Buy
N.A
Underperform
Sell
Hold
 

Market cap.
$ million

Forcast 2000
EPS, $
Forcast 2000
P/E
Forcast 2001
EPS, $
Forcast 2001
P/E
89 MUSASHINO BANK (Japan) 1,086 1.24 32 N.A. N.A.
90 HYAKUGO BANK (Japan) 1,080 0.21 19 N.A. N.A.
91 HIGASHI-NIPPON BANK (Japan) 1,067 0.06 95 N.A. N.A.
92 GUOCO GROUP (Hong Kong) 1,061 0.39 6 0.49 5
93 EQUITABLE PCIBANK (Philippines) 1,024 0.06 25 0.08 18
94 WING HANG BANK (Hong Kong) 1,001 0.40 9 0.46 7
95 MICHINOKU BANK (Japan) 997 0.31 21 N.A. N.A.
96 HIGO BANK (Japan) 994 0.15 25 0.24 16
97 TOKYO TOMIN BANK (Japan) 964 0.63 49 1.71 18
98 KOREA EXCHANGE BANK 961 0.36 6 0.67 3
99 YAMAGATA BANK (Japan) 948 0.19 28 N.A. N.A.
100 SAN-IN GODO BANK (Japan) 946 0.34 16 N.A. N.A.
The lists was drawn from a universe of 242 banking stocks across Asia. Prices as of Aug. 28. Forcast earnings per share, price-earnings ration and recommendations are the mean estimates of analysts who follow the company. Sources: I/B/E/S


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