Analyzing Technical Communications (TCCO) & NTT Docomo (DCMYY)

Technical Communications (NASDAQ:TCCO) and NTT Docomo (OTCMKTS:DCMYY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Technical Communications and NTT Docomo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Technical Communications 2.00% 3.21% 2.86%
NTT Docomo 13.70% 11.27% 8.74%



Volatility & Risk

Technical Communications has a beta of 1.5, meaning that its share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NTT Docomo has a beta of 0.38, meaning that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Technical Communications and NTT Docomo’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Technical Communications $5.31 million 1.22 $100,000.00 N/A N/A
NTT Docomo $43.67 billion 1.91 $5.99 billion $1.69 13.29

NTT Docomo has higher revenue and earnings than Technical Communications.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.2% of Technical Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of NTT Docomo shares are held by institutional investors. 25.7% of Technical Communications shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

NTT Docomo pays an annual dividend of $0.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Technical Communications does not pay a dividend. NTT Docomo pays out 43.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Technical Communications and NTT Docomo, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Technical Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A
NTT Docomo 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

NTT Docomo beats Technical Communications on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Technical Communications Company Profile

Technical Communications Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, distributes, markets, and sells communications security devices, systems, and services worldwide. The company primarily provides voice, data, and fax, and voice networks. Its products include government systems, such as DSD 72A-SP military bulk encryptor, CSD 3324 SE telephone/fax encryptor, and the DSP 9000 radio encryption system, as well as the HSE 6000 squad radio headset and telephone encryptor for public safety special operations land mobile radio applications and for military applications. The company also provides secure office systems, such as CSD 4100 executive secure telephone and CipherTalk 8500 Internet protocol (IP)-based secure wireless phone. In addition, it offers network security systems comprising network encryption systems with KEYNET centralized key and device management for IP, SONET/SDH, and frame relay networks to secure data in transit from local area network to local area network and across wide area networks. The company's products are used to protect confidentiality in communications between radios, telephones, mobile phones, facsimile machines, and data network equipment over wires, fiber optic cables, radio waves, and microwave and satellite links. It serves various markets, including foreign and domestic governmental agencies, law enforcement and military agencies, telecommunications carriers, financial institutions, and multinational companies requiring protection of mission-critical information. The company sells directly to customers, original equipment manufacturers, and value-added resellers using its in-house sales force, as well as domestic and international representatives, consultants, and distributors. Technical Communications Corporation was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts.

NTT Docomo Company Profile

NTT DOCOMO, INC., a telecommunications company, provides various mobile services in Japan and internationally. The company offers iPhone, iPad, smartphone, tablet, and feature phone products and services under the docomo name, as well as d POINT CLUB, a point program. It also provides technical and operational services to mobile operators and other companies. In addition, the company offers LTE, FOMA, and FOMA high-speed services; docomo Wi-Fi services; VoLTE voice call services; docomo Hikari, an optical Internet service; and docomo Shop services. It serves approximately 73 million customers through advanced wireless networks, including a LTE network and LTE-advanced network. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. NTT DOCOMO, INC. is a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation.

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