BlackBerry (BBRY) and NTT DOCOMO (DCM) Critical Comparison

NTT DOCOMO (NYSE: DCM) and BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Dividends

NTT DOCOMO pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. BlackBerry does not pay a dividend. NTT DOCOMO pays out 22.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares NTT DOCOMO and BlackBerry’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NTT DOCOMO $42.61 billion 2.04 $12.91 billion $1.58 14.88
BlackBerry $1.05 billion 5.84 $238.00 million N/A N/A

NTT DOCOMO has higher revenue and earnings than BlackBerry.

Profitability

This table compares NTT DOCOMO and BlackBerry’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NTT DOCOMO 13.90% 11.44% 8.65%
BlackBerry 7.98% 2.77% 1.90%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.5% of NTT DOCOMO shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for NTT DOCOMO and BlackBerry, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NTT DOCOMO 0 3 1 0 2.25
BlackBerry 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

NTT DOCOMO beats BlackBerry on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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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