BlackBerry (NYSE: BB) and RR Media (NASDAQ:RRM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BlackBerry $1.31 billion 4.25 -$1.21 billion $0.84 12.49
RR Media N/A N/A N/A $0.46 28.37

RR Media has lower revenue, but higher earnings than BlackBerry. BlackBerry is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than RR Media, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BlackBerry 3 10 4 0 2.06
RR Media 0 0 0 0 N/A

BlackBerry currently has a consensus price target of $9.54, indicating a potential downside of 9.02%. Given BlackBerry’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BlackBerry is more favorable than RR Media.

Profitability

This table compares BlackBerry and RR Media’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BlackBerry 49.62% 2.70% 1.78%
RR Media 3.49% 5.83% 3.07%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.2% of BlackBerry shares are held by institutional investors. 22.7% of BlackBerry shares are held by 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.

Dividends

RR Media pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. BlackBerry does not pay a dividend. RR Media pays out 60.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

BlackBerry beats RR Media on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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).

RR Media Company Profile

MX1 Ltd, formerly RR Media Ltd, is an Israel-based global media services provider. It is a media globalize company that works with media businesses to transform content into a viewer experience for a global audience. MX1 Ltd offers a range of content management, delivery and digital media services. It distributes more than 1000 television (TV) channels, manages the play out of more than 400 channels and delivers syndicated content to more than 120 subscription Video on Demand (VOD) platforms. The Company has offices worldwide and operates global media centers, enabling customers to reach people around the world. MX1 Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG.

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