BlackBerry (BB) & Western Capital Resources (WCRS) Financial Contrast

BlackBerry (NYSE:BB) and Western Capital Resources (OTCMKTS:WCRS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for BlackBerry and Western Capital Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BlackBerry 1 5 1 0 2.00
Western Capital Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

BlackBerry currently has a consensus price target of $10.50, indicating a potential upside of 12.18%. Given BlackBerry’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe BlackBerry is more favorable than Western Capital Resources.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BlackBerry and Western Capital Resources’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BlackBerry $932.00 million 5.50 $405.00 million $0.05 187.20
Western Capital Resources N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

BlackBerry has higher revenue and earnings than Western Capital Resources.

Profitability

This table compares BlackBerry and Western Capital Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BlackBerry 3.63% 0.98% 0.65%
Western Capital Resources N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.8% of BlackBerry shares are held by institutional investors. 22.7% of BlackBerry shares are held 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.

Summary

BlackBerry beats Western Capital Resources on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

BlackBerry Company Profile

BlackBerry Limited operates as an enterprise software and services company focused on securing and managing endpoints in the Internet of Things. It offers BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite, which combines and integrates mobile security, management, productivity, and collaboration solutions, such as BlackBerry UEM, BlackBerry Dynamics, and BlackBerry Workspaces; BlackBerry AtHoc, a secure and networked crisis communications solution; SecuSUITE for Government, a voice encryption software solution; BlackBerry Enterprise Consulting and BlackBerry Cybersecurity Consulting; and BBM Enterprise, an enterprise-grade secure instant messaging solution, as well as Communications Platform as a Service. The company also provides BlackBerry QNX, a software for automotive electronics; BlackBerry Jarvis, a cloud-based static binary code-scanning solution; Certicom that offers software components and end-to-end security solutions targeted at bandwidth and resource-constrained applications; Paratek, which offers adaptive radio frequency antenna tuning technology; BlackBerry Radar, an asset tracking and telematics product. In addition, it offers intellectual property and licensing; mobility licensing; other licensing programs; and develops legacy BlackBerry 10 platform, and delivers BlackBerry productivity applications to Android smartphone. Further, the company engages in the development and licensing of secure device software and the outsourcing to partners of design, manufacturing, sales, and customer support for BlackBerry-branded handsets; and provision of Android smartphones, smartphone accessories, and non-warranty repair services. Additionally, it is involved in the operations related to subscribers using mobile devices with its legacy BlackBerry 7 and prior operating systems. The company was formerly known as Research In Motion Limited and changed its name to BlackBerry Limited in July 2013. BlackBerry Limited was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.

Western Capital Resources Company Profile

Western Capital Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the retail business in the United States. The company's Cellular Retail segment operates as a Cricket dealer selling cellular phones and accessories; and provides ancillary services, as well as accepts service payments from customers. This segment's Cricket retail stores offer various products and services, such as cricket wireless service plans; cricket wireless plan upgrades, as well as Deezer, an independent music service; and Cricket handsets and accessories. Its Direct to Consumer segment is involved in the online and direct marketing distribution retail of live plants, seeds, holiday gifts, and garden accessories under the Park Seed, Jackson & Perkins, and Wayside Gardens brand names, as well as wholesale under the Park Wholesale name. This segment also engages in the online retail sale of home improvement and restoration products through the Vandykes.com site and direct mail catalogs. The company's Consumer Finance segment provides sub-prime short-term uncollateralized non-recourse cash advance and installment loans, check cashing, and other money services; and owns and operates retail pawn stores. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned and operated 278 cellular retail stores; 40 payday stores in the states of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming; and 3 pawn stores in Nebraska and Iowa. Western Capital Resources, Inc. is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

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