MER Telemanagement Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSL) and DASAN Zhone Solutions (NASDAQ:DZSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares MER Telemanagement Solutions and DASAN Zhone Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|MER Telemanagement Solutions||$8.63 million||0.68||-$1.76 million||N/A||N/A|
|DASAN Zhone Solutions||$247.11 million||0.90||$1.07 million||$0.07||191.71|
Volatility & Risk
MER Telemanagement Solutions has a beta of 2.51, meaning that its share price is 151% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DASAN Zhone Solutions has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
2.0% of MER Telemanagement Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.4% of DASAN Zhone Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 59.1% of MER Telemanagement Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 65.3% of DASAN Zhone Solutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares MER Telemanagement Solutions and DASAN Zhone Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|MER Telemanagement Solutions||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|DASAN Zhone Solutions||2.73%||10.04%||4.10%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for MER Telemanagement Solutions and DASAN Zhone Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|MER Telemanagement Solutions||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|DASAN Zhone Solutions||0||0||0||0||N/A|
DASAN Zhone Solutions beats MER Telemanagement Solutions on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About MER Telemanagement Solutions
MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. provides solutions for telecommunications expense management (TEM), enterprise mobility management, and online and mobile video advertising worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Enterprise, Service Providers, and Video Advertising. It offers TEM suite software platform that helps organizations to reduce operational expenses, enhance productivity, and optimize networks and services associated with communications networks and information technology (IT). The company also provides TEM services, such as Map-to-Wins, a strategic consulting approach for TEM solution; and consulting services, including invoice and inventory audit and recovery, contract negotiations and strategic sourcing, discovery and road mapping, process diagnosis and solution design, and wireless optimization services, as well as creation and implementation of IT governance, risk, and compliance policies. In addition, the company offers converged billing solutions that include applications for charging and invoicing customers, interconnect billing, and partner revenue management services for wireless providers, voice over Internet protocol, Internet protocol television, mobile virtual network operators, and content service providers. Further, it provides cloud and managed services; and digital video advertising solutions for large and small brand advertisers, advertising agencies, and other businesses. The company sells its solutions through original equipment manufacturers, distribution channels, and direct sales force. MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Ra'anana, Israel.
About DASAN Zhone Solutions
DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. provides network access solutions and communications equipment for service provider and enterprise networks worldwide. It offers broadband access products, including customer premise equipment, such as digital subscriber line (DSL) modems; Ethernet access demarcation devices; and gigabit passive optical network (GPON) and 10G point-to-point active Ethernet optical network terminals. The company also provides central office products, such as broadband loop carriers for DSL and voice-grade telephone service; DSL access multiplexers (DSLAMs); optical line terminals for passive optical distribution networks like GPONs; and 10G passive optical networks and 10G point-to-point active Ethernet. In addition, it offers Ethernet switching products; mobile backhaul products comprising standard Ethernet/IP or multiprotocol label switching interfaces; software defined networks and network function virtualization tools and building blocks; and passive optical LAN products consisting of integrated power over Ethernet units. The company was formerly known as Zhone Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. as a result of merger with Dasan Network Solutions, Inc. in September 2016. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Oakland, California. DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. is a subsidiary of DASAN Networks, Inc.
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