Internet Initiative Japan (IIJI) vs. Alphabet (GOOG) Head-To-Head Comparison

Internet Initiative Japan (NASDAQ: IIJI) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Internet Initiative Japan and Alphabet, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Internet Initiative Japan 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alphabet 1 6 32 0 2.79

Alphabet has a consensus target price of $1,085.93, suggesting a potential upside of 6.94%. Given Alphabet’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Alphabet is more favorable than Internet Initiative Japan.

Profitability

This table compares Internet Initiative Japan and Alphabet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Internet Initiative Japan 2.29% 7.26% 3.58%
Alphabet 11.42% 14.94% 12.20%

Dividends

Internet Initiative Japan pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Alphabet does not pay a dividend. Internet Initiative Japan pays out 15.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.5% of Internet Initiative Japan shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.9% of Alphabet shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Internet Initiative Japan shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of Alphabet shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Internet Initiative Japan has a beta of 0.43, meaning that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alphabet has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Internet Initiative Japan and Alphabet’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Internet Initiative Japan $1.46 billion 0.63 $29.44 million $0.32 30.97
Alphabet $110.86 billion 6.36 $12.66 billion $32.05 31.68

Alphabet has higher revenue and earnings than Internet Initiative Japan. Internet Initiative Japan is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alphabet, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Alphabet beats Internet Initiative Japan on 14 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Internet Initiative Japan Company Profile

Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) is an Internet service provider (ISP) in Japan that offers Internet connectivity services for both enterprises and consumers. The Company provides Internet connectivity services, wide area network (WAN) services, outsourcing services, systems integration and equipment sales as total network solutions to Japanese corporate clients and governmental organizations. The Company operates through two segments: a network services and systems integration business segment and an ATM operation business segment. The network services and systems integration business segment consist of its Internet connectivity services for enterprise and consumers, WAN services, outsourcing services, systems integration and equipment sales. The ATM operation business is conducted by its subsidiary, Trust Networks Inc. (Trust Networks), which operates automated teller machines (ATMs) and its network systems.

Alphabet Company Profile

Alphabet Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online advertising services in the United States and internationally. The company offers performance and brand advertising services. It operates through Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes principal Internet products, such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Commerce, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube, as well as technical infrastructure and newer efforts, including Virtual Reality. This segment also offers digital content, enterprise cloud services, and hardware products, as well as other miscellaneous products and services. The Other Bets segment includes businesses, such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Nest, Verily, Waymo, and X, as well as fiber Internet and Television services. Alphabet Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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