Head to Head Review: NTT Docomo (DCMYY) versus Its Peers

NTT Docomo (OTCMKTS: DCMYY) is one of 43 publicly-traded companies in the “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare NTT Docomo to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.3% of NTT Docomo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.7% of shares of all “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.8% of shares of all “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for NTT Docomo and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NTT Docomo 0 0 0 0 N/A
NTT Docomo Competitors 373 1491 1978 114 2.46

As a group, “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies have a potential upside of 20.92%. Given NTT Docomo’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe NTT Docomo has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares NTT Docomo and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
NTT Docomo $596.18 billion $6.70 billion 14.35
NTT Docomo Competitors $18.71 billion $268.52 million 10.38

NTT Docomo has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. NTT Docomo is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares NTT Docomo and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NTT Docomo 16.01% 13.38% 10.12%
NTT Docomo Competitors -313.12% -12.17% -8.74%

Volatility & Risk

NTT Docomo has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NTT Docomo’s competitors have a beta of 1.01, indicating that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

NTT Docomo pays an annual dividend of $0.77 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. NTT Docomo pays out 42.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Radio & t.v. communications equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 43.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. NTT Docomo is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

NTT Docomo beats its competitors on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

NTT Docomo Company Profile

NTT DOCOMO, INC. provides mobile telecommunications services in Japan. The company operates through three segments: Telecommunications Business, Smart Life Business, and Other Businesses. It purchase and sells smartphones/tablets, and data and other communications devices. The company also offers voice, data, and other value-added services; international calling and roaming services; docomo Wi-Fi, a public wireless LAN service for corporate customers; Office Link, a service that allows mobile phones to be used as internal lines; Anshin Manager, which enables the unified control of corporate mobile phones; and satellite cell phone services. In addition, it provides optical-fiber broadband services; various services through its dmarket portal; and finance/payment services. Further, the company is involved in the mail order sales of ingredients and cooking utensils; provision of home delivery services, medical database relating to healthcare-related companies, authentication and information services to medical personnel, and bicycle sharing services; sale of CDs, DVDs, and other music contents; online sales of women and men's clothing; and operation of cooking school. Additionally, it offers mobile device protection, IoT/machine-to-machine, and payment platform and content distribution services; and information services for car navigation systems. The company sells its products through docomo shops and distributors, as well as online. As of March 31, 2017, it had 2,377 docomo shops. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. NTT DOCOMO, INC. is a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation.

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