DeNA (DNACF) & Telephone & Data Systems (TDS) Head-To-Head Review

DeNA (OTCMKTS:DNACF) and Telephone & Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of DeNA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.4% of Telephone & Data Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 16.3% of Telephone & Data Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

DeNA has a beta of 0.55, suggesting that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telephone & Data Systems has a beta of 1, suggesting that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for DeNA and Telephone & Data Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DeNA 0 0 0 0 N/A
Telephone & Data Systems 1 0 3 0 2.50

Telephone & Data Systems has a consensus price target of $37.75, suggesting a potential upside of 18.67%. Given Telephone & Data Systems’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Telephone & Data Systems is more favorable than DeNA.

Profitability

This table compares DeNA and Telephone & Data Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DeNA 6.46% 3.18% 2.59%
Telephone & Data Systems 2.62% 2.57% 1.39%

Dividends

Telephone & Data Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. DeNA does not pay a dividend. Telephone & Data Systems pays out 56.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Telephone & Data Systems has raised its dividend for 44 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares DeNA and Telephone & Data Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DeNA $1.26 billion 1.86 $206.84 million N/A N/A
Telephone & Data Systems $5.11 billion 0.71 $135.00 million $1.17 27.19

DeNA has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Telephone & Data Systems.

Summary

Telephone & Data Systems beats DeNA on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About DeNA

DeNA Co., Ltd. develops and operates mobile and online services worldwide. The company operates Mobage, a platform that hosts free-to-play mobile games; Yahoo! Mobage, which offers games for PC browsers; and AndApp, a platform that allows users to play mobile game apps on PC browsers under the same user account. It also operates MOV, a taxi dispatch app; Anyca, a mobile app for peer-to-peer car sharing; Easy Ride, a robo-vehicle mobility service; and Robot Shuttle, a driverless shared transportation service. In addition, the company offers MYCODE, a direct-to-consumer genetic testing service; KenCoM, which supports health insurance societies to manage their members' health data; Aruite Otoku, a walking app; SHOWROOM, a virtual stage where fans can watch their artists perform live while interacting with them in real time; and Pococha, a social live streaming community. Further, it provides Everystar, a mobile Website for user-generated novels; Manga Box, a weekly manga magazine app; MyAnimeList, a Website for anime fans; Hacka Doll, a news aggregation app specialized for fans of anime, manga, video games, and other otaku topics; Mobaoku that allows users to manage their auction items and bids from their mobile phones; Paygent that provides payment collection services for businesses; and Shumee-to Club, a social networking Website. Additionally, the company operates Yokohama DeNA Baystars, Yokohama DeNA Running Club, and Kawasaki Brave Thunders sports services. DeNA Co., Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About Telephone & Data Systems

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., a telecommunications company, provides wireless, cable and wireline broadband, TV, voice, and hosted and managed services in the United States. It operates through three segments: U.S. Cellular, Wireline, and Cable. The company offers cellular services to postpaid and prepaid customers, including retail consumers, government entities, and small-to-mid-size business customers in industries, such as the construction, retail, agriculture, professional services, and real estate; and national plans with voice, messaging, and data usage options. It also provides wireless devices comprising handsets, tablets, mobile hotspots, home phones, and routers; accessories that include wireless essentials, which comprise cases, screen protectors, chargers, and memory cards, as well as various consumer electronics, such as headphones, smart speakers, wearables, and home automation products. In addition, the company offers telecommunications services to residential and commercial customers, as well as wholesale customers and wireless carriers; broadband and digital television (TV) video services; voice services comprising local and long-distance telephone, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), find me follow me, collaboration, instant messaging, and other services; and network access services. Further, it provides business services, including data networking, Ethernet, broadband access, and VoIP services to small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as operates retail stores and kiosks. The company offers its services to approximately 6 million connections. It sells its products through retail sales, direct sales, third-party retailers, and independent agents, as well as through Website and telesales. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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