Internet Initiative Japan (OTCMKTS: IIJIY) is one of 53 public companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Internet Initiative Japan to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.
Risk and Volatility
Internet Initiative Japan has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Internet Initiative Japan’s rivals have a beta of 1.31, indicating that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Internet Initiative Japan and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Internet Initiative Japan||$1.74 billion||$24.44 million||28.03|
|Internet Initiative Japan Competitors||$7.69 billion||$1.80 billion||12.14|
Internet Initiative Japan’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Internet Initiative Japan. Internet Initiative Japan is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.5% of Internet Initiative Japan shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.3% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Internet Initiative Japan shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Internet Initiative Japan and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Internet Initiative Japan||1.84%||8.29%||3.88%|
|Internet Initiative Japan Competitors||-6.07%||-10.37%||-2.10%|
Internet Initiative Japan pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Internet Initiative Japan pays out 28.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 33.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Internet Initiative Japan and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Internet Initiative Japan||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Internet Initiative Japan Competitors||766||2691||5694||292||2.58|
As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 89.73%. Given Internet Initiative Japan’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Internet Initiative Japan has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Internet Initiative Japan rivals beat Internet Initiative Japan on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Internet Initiative Japan Company Profile
Internet Initiative Japan Inc. offers Internet connectivity, WAN, outsourcing, systems integration, and equipment sales services in Japan. It operates in two segments, Network Services and Systems Integration Business, and ATM Operation Business. The company's Internet connectivity services for enterprise include IP services and IIJ data center connectivity services, IIJ FiberAccess/F and IIJ DSL/F services, IIJ mobile services, and dial-up access services, as well as other Internet connectivity services comprising IIJ ISDN/F and IIJ line management/F services. Its Internet connectivity services for consumers consist of various service, including ADSL, fiber optic, WiMAX, 3G, and LTE wireless data communication services under the IIJmio and hi-ho brand names. The company also offers WAN services, a closed network service primarily using dedicated lines, as well as wide-area Ethernet services and IP-VPN services to corporate customers; outsourcing services that comprise security-related, network-related, server-related, data center-related, and IIJ GIO/Hosting package services for non-customizable hosting package cloud computing services; and customer support and help desk solutions, and IP phone services. In addition, it provides systems integration services, which include consulting, project planning, systems design, and development of network systems, which focus on Internet business systems, and Intranet and Extranet corporate information systems; and systems operation and maintenance services. Further, the company sells routers, iPads, and other equipment, as well as software; and provides automated teller machine (ATM) services. As of June 29, 2018, it operated 29 primary points of presence (POP) for dedicated access and 1 universal POP for nationwide dial-up access; 27 Internet data centers; and 1,096 ATMs. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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