Comparing Orbital Tracking (OTCMKTS:TRKK) and Spark New Zealand (OTCMKTS:SPKKY)

Orbital Tracking (OTCMKTS:TRKK) and Spark New Zealand (OTCMKTS:SPKKY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Orbital Tracking and Spark New Zealand, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orbital Tracking 0 0 0 0 N/A
Spark New Zealand 1 0 0 0 1.00

Dividends

Spark New Zealand pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Orbital Tracking does not pay a dividend. Spark New Zealand pays out 74.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Spark New Zealand shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.6% of Orbital Tracking shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Orbital Tracking and Spark New Zealand’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Orbital Tracking $5.73 million 0.00 -$1.20 million N/A N/A
Spark New Zealand $2.34 billion 2.22 $274.27 million $0.74 19.18

Spark New Zealand has higher revenue and earnings than Orbital Tracking.

Volatility & Risk

Orbital Tracking has a beta of 3.27, suggesting that its stock price is 227% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spark New Zealand has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Orbital Tracking and Spark New Zealand’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orbital Tracking -31.38% -116.51% -62.65%
Spark New Zealand N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Spark New Zealand beats Orbital Tracking on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Orbital Tracking

Orbital Tracking Corp., through its subsidiaries, develops, distributes, and resells satellite enabled communications hardware; and provides products, airtime, and related services to customers in the United States and internationally. The company also provides equipment and airtime for use on various satellite networks, as well as short-term rental service for customers who want to use its equipment for a limited time period. In addition, it offers a range of portable satellite voice, data, and tracking solutions, including handheld satellite phones, personal and asset tracking devices, portable high speed broadband terminals, satellite Wi-Fi hotspots. Further, the company provides two-way voice and data transmissions services, as well as prepaid and monthly contract satellite communications airtime options. Additionally, it operates mapping and tracking portals orbitaltrack.com and gtctrack.com, which display real-time asset location reports, including position, speed, altitude, and heading, as well as past location and movement history reports on various tracking devices. The company is also developing a dual-mode tracker utilizes both cellular and satellite technology to provide tracking, automatically switching between the cellular and satellite links for use in populated and remote areas, including trans-oceanic routes. It serves customers, including businesses, U.S. and foreign governments, non-governmental and charitable organizations, military users, resellers, and private individuals. The company was formerly known as Great West Resources, Inc. and changed its name to Orbital Tracking Corp. in January 2015. Orbital Tracking Corp. was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Aventura, Florida.

About Spark New Zealand

Spark New Zealand Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications, and information and communications technology (ICT) products and services primarily in New Zealand. The company's Spark Home, Mobile & Business segment offers a range of services and content, data, and voice services across fiber, wireless, and copper broadband, mobile, online video entertainment, and nationwide Wi-Fi zones to consumer and small business customers. Its Spark Digital segment integrates IT and telecommunications services to provide converged ICT solutions for clients. The company's Spark Connect & Platforms segment engages in the Spark's network and IT operations, shared business operations, and digital and service transformation activities. Its Spark Ventures & Wholesale segment develops a portfolio of businesses; and engages in the servicing and stewardship of Spark's wholesale products and services. The company also offers IT infrastructure, business cloud, business telecommunications, outsourced telecommunications, subscription video-on-demand, big data analytics and marketing automation, IT infrastructure and data center, and international wholesale telecommunications services. In addition, it provides local, national, and international telephone and data services; and retails telecommunications products and services. The company was formerly known as Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited and changed its name to Spark New Zealand Limited in August 2014. Spark New Zealand Limited was founded in 1987 and is based in Auckland, New Zealand.

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