Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (OTCMKTS:NTTYY) and Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C (NASDAQ:LSXMK) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Volatility & Risk
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone has a beta of -0.01, suggesting that its share price is 101% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C has a beta of 1.87, suggesting that its share price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Nippon Telegraph & Telephone and Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Nippon Telegraph & Telephone||7.84%||9.37%||5.18%|
|Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Nippon Telegraph & Telephone and Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Nippon Telegraph & Telephone||$106.55 billion||0.83||$8.21 billion||$4.12||10.78|
|Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C||$5.43 billion||1.74||$721.25 million||$3.31||13.06|
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.2% of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.9% of Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C does not pay a dividend. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone pays out 26.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Nippon Telegraph & Telephone and Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Nippon Telegraph & Telephone||0||1||1||0||2.50|
|Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C has a consensus price target of $51.00, indicating a potential upside of 17.97%. Given Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C is more favorable than Nippon Telegraph & Telephone.
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone beats Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Nippon Telegraph & Telephone
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed and mobile voice related services, IP/packet communications services, telecommunication equipment, system integration, and other telecommunications-related services in Japan and internationally. It operates through five segments: Regional Communications Business, Long Distance and International Communications Business, Mobile Communications Business, Data Communications Business, and Other Business. The company offers regional communications services, such as intra-prefectural communications services and related ancillary services; long distance and international communications services comprising inter-prefectural communications services, international communications business, solutions business, and related services; mobile communications services, which include mobile phone and related services; and data communications services consisting of system integration and network system services. It also provides financial services, such as issuing leases and credit cards; real estate services, including building rentals and apartment sales; systems development services; and construction-related services, such as the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings. In addition, the company engages in strategic planning, designing, installing, and operating data communications systems and computer network-based information systems, as well as providing IT services. As of March 31, 2017, it had 20,053 thousand broadband service subscriptions; 919 thousand ADSL service subscriptions; 21,336 thousand fixed-line telephone service subscriptions and ISDN service subscriptions; 11,231 thousand ISP service subscriptions; and 74,880 thousand mobile broadband and voice communications service subscribers. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
About Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C
The Liberty SiriusXM Group, through its subsidiary Sirius XM Holdings Inc., transmits music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather channels in the United States and Canada. The company also provides infotainment services; and Sirius XM on Demand over its Internet radio service through applications for mobile and home devices, and other consumer electronic equipment. In addition, it offers connected vehicle services; and Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedules and scores, and movie listings. Further, the company engages in the direct sale of satellite radios and accessories. It distributes its satellite radios through automakers, as well as through its retailers and Website; and satellite radio services to satellite radios. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 32.7 million subscribers. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado. The Liberty SiriusXM Group is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
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