Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) and Numerex Corp. (NASDAQ:NMRX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitabiliy, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nokia Corporation and Numerex Corp.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nokia Corporation $26.13 billion 1.39 $2.65 billion ($0.14) -45.71
Numerex Corp. $68.98 million 1.30 -$2.55 million ($1.34) -3.43

Nokia Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Numerex Corp.. Nokia Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Numerex Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Nokia Corporation and Numerex Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nokia Corporation -2.82% 6.57% 2.97%
Numerex Corp. -37.72% -21.38% -12.66%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Nokia Corporation and Numerex Corp., as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nokia Corporation 1 9 9 0 2.42
Numerex Corp. 0 2 1 0 2.33

Nokia Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $10.68, suggesting a potential upside of 66.86%. Numerex Corp. has a consensus price target of $5.17, suggesting a potential upside of 12.32%. Given Nokia Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Nokia Corporation is more favorable than Numerex Corp..

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.9% of Nokia Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.4% of Numerex Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. 14.1% of Numerex Corp. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Nokia Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. Numerex Corp. does not pay a dividend. Nokia Corporation pays out -242.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Nokia Corporation has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

Nokia Corporation has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Numerex Corp. has a beta of 0.47, indicating that its share price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Nokia Corporation beats Numerex Corp. on 14 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nokia Corporation Company Profile

Nokia Corporation is engaged in the network and Internet protocol (IP) infrastructure, software, and related services market. The Company’s businesses include Nokia Networks and Nokia Technologies. The Company’s segments include Ultra Broadband Networks, IP Networks and Applications, and Nokia Technologies. The Ultra Broadband Networks segment comprises Mobile Networks and Fixed Networks operating segments. The IP Networks and Applications segment comprises IP/Optical Networks and Applications & Analytics operating segments. The Applications & Analytics operating segment offers software solutions spanning customer experience management, network operations and management, communications and collaboration, policy and charging, as well as Cloud, Internet of things (IoT), security, and analytics platforms that enable digital services providers and enterprises to accelerate and optimize their customer experience.

Numerex Corp. Company Profile

Numerex Corp. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides managed enterprise solutions, which enable the Internet of Things (IoT). The Company offers solutions to incorporate the IoT building blocks, such as device, network, application and platform. Its technology encompasses a range of the IoT ecosystem and delivers solutions for enterprise users. It provides various enabling value-added services through the go-to-market process for its customers by simplifying the IoT implementation through its cloud-based and horizontal IoT platform. The Company offers its network services through cellular, satellite, broadband and wireline networks worldwide to transmit data. It offers Numerex platform, which combines IoT service enablement features with application framework to deploy solutions. The Company’s cellular networks include national and regional carriers, and consist of second generation (2G), third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) technologies.

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