Comparing DigitalGlobe (NYSE:DGI) & B Communications (BCOM)

DigitalGlobe (NYSE:DGI) and B Communications (NASDAQ:BCOM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

4.3% of B Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of DigitalGlobe shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares DigitalGlobe and B Communications’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DigitalGlobe $725.40 million 0.00 $26.50 million N/A N/A
B Communications $2.49 billion 0.03 -$290.00 million N/A N/A

DigitalGlobe has higher earnings, but lower revenue than B Communications.

Profitability

This table compares DigitalGlobe and B Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DigitalGlobe N/A N/A N/A
B Communications -11.56% -19.42% -2.19%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for DigitalGlobe and B Communications, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DigitalGlobe 0 0 0 0 N/A
B Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

DigitalGlobe beats B Communications on 5 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe, Inc. is a provider of Earth imagery, data and analysis. The Company’s imagery solutions and other services support a range of uses, including mission-planning, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration and infrastructure management. The Company’s imagery solutions and other services are sourced from its own satellite constellation and third-party providers. The Company sells its products and services through a combination of direct and indirect channels, consisting of a global network of resellers, strategic partners and direct enterprise sales to its United States Government and Diversified Commercial customer groups. The Company offers products consisting of imagery from its constellation of satellites, and provides geospatial products and services. The Company processes its imagery to varying levels according to its customers’ specifications and delivers its products using the distribution method.

About B Communications

B Communications Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of telecommunications services for business and private customers in Israel. The company offers fixed-line telephony, fixed-line broadband Internet infrastructure access, Internet service provider, cellular telephony, international telephony, international and domestic data transfer and network, information and communication technology, pay television, multi-channel television, television and radio broadcasts, satellite broadcasts, and customer call center services, as well as other communications infrastructures and services. It is also involved in the maintenance and development of communications infrastructures; provision of communications services to other communications providers; and supply and maintenance of equipment on customer premises, such as network end point services. The company was formerly known as 012 Smile. Communications Ltd. and changed its name to B Communications Ltd. in March 2010. B Communications Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is based in Ramat Gan, Israel. B Communications Ltd. is a subsidiary of Internet Gold – Golden Lines Ltd.

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