Ruckus Wireless (NYSE: RKUS) and China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) are both telecommunications services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ruckus Wireless and China Mobile’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ruckus Wireless N/A N/A N/A $0.05 257.40
China Mobile $106.68 billion 1.91 $16.37 billion $4.12 12.08

China Mobile has higher revenue and earnings than Ruckus Wireless. China Mobile is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ruckus Wireless, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

China Mobile pays an annual dividend of $1.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Ruckus Wireless does not pay a dividend. China Mobile pays out 40.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Ruckus Wireless and China Mobile’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ruckus Wireless -0.92% -1.17% -0.88%
China Mobile N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.0% of China Mobile shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Ruckus Wireless and China Mobile, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ruckus Wireless 0 0 0 0 N/A
China Mobile 1 0 2 0 2.33

Summary

China Mobile beats Ruckus Wireless on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ruckus Wireless

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. is a supplier of advanced (Wi-Fi) solutions. The Company’s solutions, which it call Smart Wi-Fi, are used by service providers and enterprises to solve a range of network capacity, coverage and reliability challenges associated with wireless traffic demands. It operates through selling controllers and access points along with related software and services segment. The Company markets and sells its products and technology through a network of channel partners to a variety of service providers and enterprises around the world. Its Smart Wi-Fi solutions offer features and functionality, such as enhanced reliability, extended range and scalability. Its products include controllers, indoor and outdoor access points, wireless bridges, controller software platforms, software management solutions, including reporting and analytics, and Wi-Fi-related cloud services, such as location-based positioning, and certificate-based security and on-boarding of Wi-Fi devices.

About China Mobile

China Mobile Limited is an investment holding company principally engaged in telecommunication and related businesses. Its main businesses include Mobile businesses, Wireline Broadband businesses and Internet of Things (IoT) businesses. Mobile businesses include two categories of services. Voice services include local calls, domestic and international long distance calls, roaming services and voice value-added services. Data services include short message services and multimedia message services, wireless data traffic services and application and information services, such as Mobile Music, Mobile Reading and Mobile Video, among others. Wireline Broadband businesses include the provision of wireline broadband and related services. The Company also provides customer services, including phone bill enquiry, among others. The Company mainly operates businesses in Mainland China.

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