Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) and BlackBerry (NASDAQ:RIMM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitabiliy, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Sprint Corporation and BlackBerry’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sprint Corporation -2.08% -3.66% -0.84%
BlackBerry 285.53% 112.26% 73.92%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Sprint Corporation and BlackBerry, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sprint Corporation 6 10 3 0 1.84
BlackBerry 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sprint Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $9.86, suggesting a potential upside of 13.29%. Given Sprint Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sprint Corporation is more favorable than BlackBerry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

14.3% of Sprint Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Sprint Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sprint Corporation and BlackBerry’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sprint Corporation $33.49 billion 1.04 $11.31 billion ($0.18) -48.33
BlackBerry N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Sprint Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than BlackBerry.

Summary

Sprint Corporation beats BlackBerry on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sprint Corporation Company Profile

Sprint Corporation (Sprint) is a holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a communications company offering a range of wireless and wireline communications products and services that are designed to meet the needs of consumers, businesses, government subscribers and resellers. It operates through two segments: Wireless and Wireline. The Company offers wireless services on a postpaid and prepaid payment basis to retail subscribers and also on a wholesale basis. The Wireline segment provides voice, data and Internet Protocol (IP) communication services to its Wireless segment. The Company offers wireless and wireline services to subscribers in approximately 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands under the Sprint corporate brand, which includes its retail brands of Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Assurance Wireless on its wireless networks utilizing various technologies.

BlackBerry Company Profile

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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