Intelsat (NYSE: I) and NTT DOCOMO (NYSE:DCM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Intelsat and NTT DOCOMO’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intelsat 36.95% -1.90% -0.14%
NTT DOCOMO 13.90% 11.44% 8.65%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Intelsat and NTT DOCOMO’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Intelsat $2.17 billion 0.22 $1.61 billion $6.72 0.59
NTT DOCOMO $42.18 billion 2.03 $12.78 billion $1.58 14.61

NTT DOCOMO has higher revenue and earnings than Intelsat. Intelsat is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NTT DOCOMO, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

NTT DOCOMO pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Intelsat does not pay a dividend. NTT DOCOMO pays out 43.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Intelsat has a beta of 2.07, meaning that its stock price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NTT DOCOMO has a beta of 0.12, meaning that its stock price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

38.0% of Intelsat shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of NTT DOCOMO shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Intelsat and NTT DOCOMO, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intelsat 0 2 2 0 2.50
NTT DOCOMO 0 3 1 0 2.25

Intelsat currently has a consensus price target of $4.44, suggesting a potential upside of 12.06%. Given Intelsat’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Intelsat is more favorable than NTT DOCOMO.

Summary

Intelsat beats NTT DOCOMO on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Intelsat

Intelsat S.A. operates in satellite services business. The Company provides satellite services to its communications customers around the world. It provides communications services to media companies, fixed and wireless telecommunications operators, data networking service providers for enterprise and mobile applications in the air and on the seas, multinational corporations and Internet service providers (ISPs). The Company is also a provider of commercial satellite communication services to the United States Government and other select military organizations and their contractors. The Company focuses on business-to-business services, indirectly enable enterprise, government and consumer applications through its customers. The Company has operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa and Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

About NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) is a mobile telecommunications carrier. The Company operates through three segments: telecommunications business, smart life business and other businesses. The telecommunications business segment includes mobile phone services (long-term evolution (LTE) (Xi) services and freedom of mobile multimedia access (FOMA) services), optical-fiber broadband service, satellite mobile communications services, international services and equipment sales related to these services. The smart life business segment includes video and music distribution, electronic books and other services offered through its dmarket portal, as well as finance/payment services, shopping services and various other services to support the Company’s customers’ daily lives. Its other businesses segment primarily includes Mobile Device Protection Service, as well as the development, sale and maintenance of information technology (IT) systems.

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