NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) and Airgain (AIRG) Critical Comparison

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Airgain and NTT Docomo, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Airgain 0 0 4 0 3.00
NTT Docomo 1 1 1 0 2.00

Airgain presently has a consensus target price of $14.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.97%. Given Airgain’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Airgain is more favorable than NTT Docomo.

Dividends

NTT Docomo pays an annual dividend of $0.39 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Airgain does not pay a dividend. NTT Docomo has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Airgain -5.74% -7.31% -6.12%
NTT Docomo N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Airgain and NTT Docomo’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Airgain $49.52 million 2.74 $1.14 million $0.11 124.82
NTT Docomo N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Airgain has higher revenue and earnings than NTT Docomo.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

29.8% of Airgain shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.6% of NTT Docomo shares are held by institutional investors. 20.4% of Airgain shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Airgain beats NTT Docomo on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Airgain Company Profile

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.

NTT Docomo Company Profile

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.

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