freenet (FRTAF) vs. MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR (MONOY) Critical Analysis

freenet (OTCMKTS:FRTAF) and MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR (OTCMKTS:MONOY) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for freenet and MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
freenet 0 1 0 0 2.00
MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A



Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. freenet does not pay a dividend. MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR pays out 25.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares freenet and MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
freenet $3.72 billion 0.82 N/A N/A N/A
MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR $788.06 million 6.68 $75.48 million $0.31 67.74

MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR has lower revenue, but higher earnings than freenet.

Profitability

This table compares freenet and MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
freenet N/A N/A N/A
MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR 9.26% 36.65% 20.49%

Volatility and Risk

freenet has a beta of -0.19, indicating that its stock price is 119% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR has a beta of 0.01, indicating that its stock price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR beats freenet on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

freenet Company Profile

freenet AG provides telecommunication, radio and multimedia, mobile communications, mobile Internet, and digital lifestyle services in Germany. It provides a portfolio of services and products primarily in the area of mobile voice and data services. The company offers its postpaid and prepaid services under the mobilcom-debitel brand, as well as no-frills services under the klarmobil, freenetMobile, callMobile, and debitel light brands. It also supplies digital applications related to home automation and security, health, data security, and entertainment and infotainment, including smart phones, tablets, notebooks, and accessories. In addition, the company offers services related to IPTV, including planning, project management, installation, operation, services, and marketing of broadcast-related solutions for business-clients in the radio and media sectors, as well as DVB-T2 services for end users; Freenet TV and waipu.tv in the field of digital motion picture entertainment; payment services for end customers; and digital products and entertainment formats for downloading, displaying, and use on mobile devices. Further, it distributes and sells mobile communications devices and additional services for mobile data communications; and offers e-commerce/advertising services, as well as develops and provides communication and IT solutions, and other services for corporate customers. It operates approximately 530 mobilcom-debitel shops and 43 stores under the GRAVIS brand. The company also sells its products through approximately 400 electronic stores; and online platforms. freenet AG was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Büdelsdorf, Germany.

MONOTARO Co Ltd/ADR Company Profile

MonotaRO Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, imports and sells MRO products in Japan and internationally. It offers products in various categories, such as safety and health protection equipment/signs, logistics/packing goods, office tapes and cleaning supplies, cutting tools/abrasive materials, measurement/surveying equipment, work tools/electric/pneumatic tools, spray oil grease/ adhesion repair/welding supplies, pneumatic equipment/hydraulic equipment/hoses, and bearings/machine parts/casters. The company also provides electrical materials/control equipment/solder ESD protection equipment; building hardware, building materials, and painting interior goods; air conditioning electrical installation/pump/piping, water circulation equipment; screws, bolts, nails, and materials; automotive/truck equipment; bike and bicycle accessories; scientific research and development articles; kitchen equipment; agricultural materials and garden products; and medical/nursing care products. It serves manufacturing, automobile maintenance, and construction industries. MonotaRO Co., Ltd. also offers its products online. The company was formerly known as Sumisho Grainger Co., Ltd. and changed its name to MonotaRO Co., Ltd. in 2006. MonotaRO Co., Ltd. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Amagasaki, Japan.

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