Nokia Oyj (NYSE:NOK) and COMARCO (OTCMKTS:CMRO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Nokia Oyj and COMARCO, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nokia Oyj 3 3 8 0 2.36
COMARCO 0 0 0 0 N/A

Nokia Oyj presently has a consensus price target of $6.38, indicating a potential upside of 15.28%. Given Nokia Oyj’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Nokia Oyj is more favorable than COMARCO.

Dividends

Nokia Oyj pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. COMARCO does not pay a dividend. Nokia Oyj pays out 54.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

7.0% of Nokia Oyj shares are owned by institutional investors. 23.1% of COMARCO shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Nokia Oyj and COMARCO’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nokia Oyj -4.12% 8.03% 3.18%
COMARCO N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Nokia Oyj and COMARCO’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nokia Oyj $26.15 billion 1.19 -$1.69 billion $0.37 14.95
COMARCO N/A N/A $840,000.00 N/A N/A

COMARCO has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Nokia Oyj.

Volatility and Risk

Nokia Oyj has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, COMARCO has a beta of 3.56, meaning that its share price is 256% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Nokia Oyj beats COMARCO on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nokia Oyj Company Profile

Nokia Corporation engages in the network and technology businesses worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Ultra Broadband Networks, Global Services, IP Networks and Applications, and Nokia Technologies. It provides mobile networking solutions, including hardware, software, and services for telecommunications operators, enterprises, and related markets/verticals. It also offers fixed networking solutions, such as copper based solutions; fiber-to-the-home solutions, including Ethernet point-to-point, gigabit passive optical networks, EPON, and 10 gigabit next generation fiber technologies; fiber access products, solutions, and services; and public switched telephone network transformation, ultra-broadband network design, deployment and operation, site implementation and outside plant, and multi-vendor maintenance services. In addition, the company provides network implementation, care, and professional services for mobile networks; and managed services, such as network and service management, build-operate-transfer model, hosting, analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, and security operation services for the fixed, mobile, applications, Internet protocol (IP), and optical domains. Further, it offers network planning and optimization services to enhance the network performance and quality, and analytics-based services; and network architecture, integration, customization, and migration services. Additionally, the company provides IP/optical networking solutions, including IP routing and optical transport systems, software, and services; software solutions, such as customer experience management, network operations and management, communications and collaborations, policy and charging, as well as Cloud, IoT, security, and analytics platforms; and submarine networks and radio frequency systems. It has a collaboration agreement with Filtronic; and strategic alliance with Infosys. The company was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.

COMARCO Company Profile

Comarco, Inc. focuses on the monetization of its patent portfolio. The company intends to expand, protect, and monetize its patent portfolio through potential sale or licensing. Comarco, Inc. was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Laguna Niguel, California.

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