Financial Survey: NTT Docomo (DCMYY) & CalAmp (CAMP)

NTT Docomo (OTCMKTS:DCMYY) and CalAmp (NASDAQ:CAMP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NTT Docomo and CalAmp’s top-line 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 14.12
CalAmp $365.91 million 1.85 $16.61 million $0.92 21.13

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

Risk and Volatility

NTT Docomo has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CalAmp has a beta of 1.84, indicating that its stock price is 84% 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%. CalAmp does not pay a dividend. NTT Docomo pays out 42.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.3% of NTT Docomo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.2% of CalAmp shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of CalAmp shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NTT Docomo 0 0 0 0 N/A
CalAmp 0 3 4 0 2.57

CalAmp has a consensus target price of $28.33, suggesting a potential upside of 45.75%. Given CalAmp’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CalAmp is more favorable than NTT Docomo.

Profitability

This table compares NTT Docomo and CalAmp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NTT Docomo 16.01% 13.38% 10.12%
CalAmp 3.88% 16.87% 6.67%

Summary

CalAmp beats NTT Docomo on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NTT Docomo

NTT DOCOMO, INC. provides mobile telecommunications services in Japan. The company operates through three segments: Telecommunications Business, Smart Life Business, and Other Businesses. It purchase and sells smartphones/tablets, and data and other communications devices. The company also offers voice, data, and other value-added services; international calling and roaming services; docomo Wi-Fi, a public wireless LAN service for corporate customers; Office Link, a service that allows mobile phones to be used as internal lines; Anshin Manager, which enables the unified control of corporate mobile phones; and satellite cell phone services. In addition, it provides optical-fiber broadband services; various services through its dmarket portal; and finance/payment services. Further, the company is involved in the mail order sales of ingredients and cooking utensils; provision of home delivery services, medical database relating to healthcare-related companies, authentication and information services to medical personnel, and bicycle sharing services; sale of CDs, DVDs, and other music contents; online sales of women and men's clothing; and operation of cooking school. Additionally, it offers mobile device protection, IoT/machine-to-machine, and payment platform and content distribution services; and information services for car navigation systems. The company sells its products through docomo shops and distributors, as well as online. As of March 31, 2017, it had 2,377 docomo shops. 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 CalAmp

CalAmp Corp. provides in telematics systems, and software and subscription services worldwide. The company provides mobile resource management telematics devices for the Internet of Things market, which enable customers to optimize their operations by collecting, monitoring, and reporting business-critical information and desired intelligence from remote and mobile assets. It also offers a portfolio of wireless networking products, including asset tracking units, mobile telematics devices, and fixed and mobile wireless gateways and routers; telematics cloud platform applications; and software as a service applications. The company sells its products and services to customers in the transportation, government, construction, and automotive markets through direct sales organization, a network of licensees, and sales representatives, as well as through Websites and digital presence. CalAmp Corp. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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