Airgain (AIRG) and NTT Docomo (DCMYY) Critical Analysis

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

Profitability

This table compares NTT Docomo and Airgain’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%
Airgain -6.48% -7.47% -6.23%

Volatility & Risk

NTT Docomo has a beta of 0.2, meaning that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Airgain has a beta of 2.22, meaning that its stock price is 122% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for NTT Docomo and Airgain, as reported by MarketBeat.

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

Airgain has a consensus price target of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.59%. Given Airgain’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Airgain is more favorable than NTT Docomo.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NTT Docomo and Airgain’s gross revenue, earnings per share 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
Airgain $49.52 million 2.51 $1.14 million $0.11 114.09

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.3% of NTT Docomo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.8% of Airgain shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.4% of Airgain shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

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 Airgain

Airgain, Inc. designs, develops, and engineers antenna products for original equipment and design manufacturers, chipset vendors, and service providers worldwide. Its products include MaxBeam embedded antennas; profile embedded antennas; profile contour embedded antennas; ultra-embedded antennas; omnimax high performance external antennas; MaxBeam carrier class antennas; and SmartMax embedded antennas, as well as automotive, fleet, public safety, and M2M antennas. The company provides embedded antenna technologies to enable high performance wireless networking across a range of home, enterprise, automotive, and Internet of Things. As of December 31, 2017, it had 131 issued patents in the United States, 23 companion patents outside the United States, and 81 patent applications on file. The company was formerly known as AM Group and changed its name to Airgain, Inc. in 2004. Airgain, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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