NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) and SeaChange International (NASDAQ:SEAC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares NTT Docomo and SeaChange International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NTT Docomo $42.41 billion 2.24 $6.07 billion $1.62 15.80
SeaChange International $80.27 million 0.76 $13.49 million $0.11 15.55

NTT Docomo has higher revenue and earnings than SeaChange International. SeaChange International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NTT Docomo, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.6% of NTT Docomo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.6% of SeaChange International shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of SeaChange International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

NTT Docomo pays an annual dividend of $0.39 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. SeaChange International does not pay a dividend. NTT Docomo pays out 24.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. NTT Docomo has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for NTT Docomo and SeaChange International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NTT Docomo 1 2 0 0 1.67
SeaChange International 0 1 2 0 2.67

SeaChange International has a consensus price target of $3.50, suggesting a potential upside of 104.68%. Given SeaChange International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe SeaChange International is more favorable than NTT Docomo.

Profitability

This table compares NTT Docomo and SeaChange International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NTT Docomo 15.25% 12.38% 9.34%
SeaChange International 7.99% -9.38% -6.75%

Risk and Volatility

NTT Docomo has a beta of 0.1, suggesting that its share price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SeaChange International has a beta of 0.17, suggesting that its share price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

NTT Docomo beats SeaChange International on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NTT Docomo

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.

About SeaChange International

SeaChange International, Inc. provides multiscreen, advertising, and premium over the top (OTT) video products and services that facilitate the aggregation, licensing, management, and distribution of video and television advertising content worldwide. It offers video products, including SeaChange Adrenalin, a multiscreen video back office platform that enables service providers to manage, monetize, and deliver a seamless viewing experience across televisions, personal computers (PCs), tablets, smartphones, and other IP-enabled devices; and SeaChange AssetFlow, a content management solution, which is used to receive, manage, and publish content for viewing on televisions, tablets, PCs, and other consumer devices, as well as SeaChange Rave, an integrated platform. The company also provides advertising products, such as SeaChange Infusion, an advertising platform to maximize advertising revenue across multiscreen, broadcast, on-demand, and OTT viewing. In addition, it offers Nucleus, a video gateway software that ports to third-party set-top boxes, or other customer on-premises equipment hardware and system on a chip, as well as acts as a hub for various video distribution to any IP-connected device throughout the home, such as tablets, smart phones, and game consoles; and SeaChange NitroX, an user experience product that empower service providers and content owners to optimize live and on-demand video consumption on multiscreen and OTT services. Further, the company provides professional, and maintenance and support services, as well as managed services. It sells and markets its products and services through a direct sales organization, and sales representatives and partners, as well as to systems integrators and value-added resellers. The company serves cable system and satellite operators, as well as telecommunications and media companies. SeaChange International, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts.

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