NTT Docomo (OTCMKTS:DCMYY) and Vuzix (NASDAQ:VUZI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for NTT Docomo and Vuzix, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NTT Docomo 0 0 0 0 N/A
Vuzix 0 0 3 0 3.00

Vuzix has a consensus target price of $10.50, suggesting a potential upside of 69.63%. Given Vuzix’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Vuzix is more favorable than NTT Docomo.

Profitability

This table compares NTT Docomo and Vuzix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NTT Docomo 16.01% 13.35% 10.10%
Vuzix -318.25% -74.46% -65.39%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.3% of NTT Docomo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.9% of Vuzix shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.7% of Vuzix shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

NTT Docomo pays an annual dividend of $0.77 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Vuzix does not pay a dividend. NTT Docomo pays out 42.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NTT Docomo and Vuzix’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NTT Docomo $596.18 billion 0.16 $6.70 billion $1.82 14.24
Vuzix $5.54 million 30.65 -$19.63 million ($1.02) -6.07

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

Risk and Volatility

NTT Docomo has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vuzix has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

NTT Docomo beats Vuzix on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NTT Docomo

NTT DOCOMO, INC., a telecommunications company, provides various mobile services in Japan and internationally. The company offers iPhone, iPad, smartphone, tablet, and feature phone products and services under the docomo name, as well as d POINT CLUB, a point program. It also provides technical and operational services to mobile operators and other companies. In addition, the company offers LTE, FOMA, and FOMA high-speed services; docomo Wi-Fi services; VoLTE voice call services; docomo Hikari, an optical Internet service; and docomo Shop services. It serves approximately 73 million customers through advanced wireless networks, including a LTE network and LTE-advanced network. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. NTT DOCOMO, INC. is a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation.

About Vuzix

Vuzix Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and sells wearable display devices in the United States and internationally. Its wearable display products include augmented reality (AR) smart glasses for various enterprise and commercial users and applications; and video viewing glasses for on-the-go users as mobile displays for entertainment and gaming. The company's products also include binocular wearable displays that contain two micro displays mounted in a frame attached to eyeglass-style temples or stereo headphones; monocular smart glasses products for the enterprise, industrial, and commercial markets, as well as video headphones; AR wearable products, which provide users with a live, direct, or indirect view of a physical real-world environment. Its products are worn as eyeglasses that enable the user to view video and digital content, such as movies, computer data, the Internet, or video games. In addition, it offers an app store on its Websites where users can download and purchase applications, including third party applications; VUZIX Basics, an application that provides the fundamental benefits of smart glasses to users; and VUZIX Basics Video provides remote telepresence capabilities. Further, the company provides waveguide optics and design reference kits, and custom and engineering solutions. Vuzix Corporation offers its products directly to consumers, as well as through specialty retailers, online retailers, distributors, value added resellers, and Webstores. The company was formerly known as Icuiti Corporation and changed its name to Vuzix Corporation in 2007. Vuzix Corporation was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in West Henrietta, New York.

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