Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO (MBT) vs. BlackBerry (BB) Head to Head Survey

Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO (NYSE: MBT) and BlackBerry (NYSE:BB) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO and BlackBerry’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO 13.61% 43.01% 10.55%
BlackBerry 37.36% 3.70% 2.44%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO and BlackBerry’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO $5.80 billion 1.88 $727.11 million $0.98 11.17
BlackBerry $1.31 billion 5.59 -$1.21 billion $0.54 25.28

Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO has higher revenue and earnings than BlackBerry. Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than BlackBerry, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

32.1% of Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.5% of BlackBerry shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.7% of BlackBerry shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. BlackBerry does not pay a dividend. Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO pays out 71.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO and BlackBerry, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO 0 3 2 0 2.40
BlackBerry 3 7 5 0 2.13

Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO presently has a consensus target price of $10.47, suggesting a potential downside of 4.41%. BlackBerry has a consensus target price of $10.34, suggesting a potential downside of 24.22%. Given Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO is more favorable than BlackBerry.

Volatility & Risk

Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO has a beta of 0.94, meaning that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BlackBerry has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

About Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO

Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO is a Russia-based provider of telecommunications services. The Company provides mobile and fixed-line voice and data telecommunications services, including data transfer, broadband, pay-television (pay-TV) and various value-added services, as well as selling equipment and accessories. The Company operates through segments, which include Russia convergent, Moscow fixed line and Ukraine. Its Russia Convergent segment includes mobile and fixed-line operations, which encompasses services rendered to customers across regions of Russia, including voice and data services, transmission, broadband, pay-TV and other value-added services. Its Moscow fixed-line segment includes fixed-line operations carried out in Moscow by the Company’s subsidiary MGTS. Its Ukraine segment includes mobile and fixed-line operations carried out across multiple regions of Ukraine. The Company also offers software solutions, such as LiteBox, a cloud-based tool for online cash operations.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry Limited (BlackBerry) provides mobile communications solutions. The Company is engaged in the sale of smartphones and enterprise software and services. The Company’s products and services include Enterprise Solutions and Services, Devices, BlackBerry Technology Solutions and Messaging. It is engaged in providing enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile security, and offers a portfolio of enterprise software solutions and services that can be deployed across a range of ecosystems and devices, including BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 12 and Good Platforms, BES12 Cloud, enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS), SecuSUITE for Enterprise, Enhanced subscriber identity module (SIM)-Based Licensing (ESBL), WorkLife by BlackBerry solution and Professional Cybersecurity Services. The BlackBerry Technology Solutions business unit consists of five units: QNX, Certicom, Paratek, the BlackBerry IoT Platform and Intellectual Property and Patent Licensing (IPPL).

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