Superconductor Technologies (NASDAQ: SCON) and NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Superconductor Technologies and NTT Docomo’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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NTT Docomo has higher revenue and earnings than Superconductor Technologies. Superconductor Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NTT Docomo, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
NTT Docomo pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Superconductor Technologies does not pay a dividend. NTT Docomo pays out 43.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Superconductor Technologies and NTT Docomo, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Superconductor Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 154.24%. Given Superconductor Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Superconductor Technologies is more favorable than NTT Docomo.
Volatility and Risk
Superconductor Technologies has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NTT Docomo has a beta of 0.09, suggesting that its stock price is 91% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Superconductor Technologies and NTT Docomo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional and Insider Ownership
1.9% of Superconductor Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.6% of NTT Docomo shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Superconductor Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
About Superconductor Technologies
Superconductor Technologies Inc. is engaged in developing and commercializing high temperature superconductor (HTS) materials and related technologies. The Company operates through the research, development, manufacture and marketing of high performance products used in cellular base stations segment. The Company develops products for the utility and telecommunications industries. The Company offers family of products, including SuperLink, which combines a specialized filter using HTS technology with a cryogenic cooler and a low-noise amplifier; AmpLink, which provides duplexing and uplink enhancement for personal communications service (PCS) and advanced wireless services (AWS) base stations, and SuperPlex, which provides a line of multiplexing solutions to reduce the need for additional antennas and coaxial cable feed lines, while providing functionality in both the 850 megahertz (MHz) cellular band and the 1,900 MHz PCS band.
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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