NTT DOCOMO (NYSE: DCM) and Ruckus Wireless (NYSE:RKUS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

NTT DOCOMO pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Ruckus Wireless does not pay a dividend. NTT DOCOMO pays out 43.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares NTT DOCOMO and Ruckus Wireless’ 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%
Ruckus Wireless -0.92% -1.17% -0.88%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NTT DOCOMO and Ruckus Wireless’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NTT DOCOMO $42.18 billion 2.00 $12.78 billion $1.58 14.44
Ruckus Wireless N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

NTT DOCOMO has higher revenue and earnings than Ruckus Wireless.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for NTT DOCOMO and Ruckus Wireless, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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

Summary

NTT DOCOMO beats Ruckus Wireless on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Ruckus Wireless Company Profile

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. is a supplier of advanced (Wi-Fi) solutions. The Company’s solutions, which it call Smart Wi-Fi, are used by service providers and enterprises to solve a range of network capacity, coverage and reliability challenges associated with wireless traffic demands. It operates through selling controllers and access points along with related software and services segment. The Company markets and sells its products and technology through a network of channel partners to a variety of service providers and enterprises around the world. Its Smart Wi-Fi solutions offer features and functionality, such as enhanced reliability, extended range and scalability. Its products include controllers, indoor and outdoor access points, wireless bridges, controller software platforms, software management solutions, including reporting and analytics, and Wi-Fi-related cloud services, such as location-based positioning, and certificate-based security and on-boarding of Wi-Fi devices.

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