Japanese telegraph and telephone (OTCMKTS: NTTYY – Get a rating) and Star group (NYSE: STRY – Get a rating) are both utility companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.1% of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large fund managers, and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Benefits and evaluation
This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone and Starry Group.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|Japanese telegraph and telephone||$108.29 billion||0.94||$10.51 billion||$2.94||9.60|
|Star group||N / A||N / A||$25.55 million||N / A||N / A|
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone has higher revenue and profit than Starry Group.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone and Starry Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
|Japanese telegraph and telephone||0||1||1||0||2.50|
Starry Group has a consensus target price of $9.50, indicating a potential upside of 227.59%. Given Starry Group’s possible higher upside, analysts clearly believe that Starry Group is more favorable than Nippon Telegraph and Telephone.
Risk and Volatility
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone has a beta of 0.19, which means its stock price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Starry Group has a beta of 1.08, which means its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone and Starry Group.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
|Japanese telegraph and telephone||9.77%||13.61%||5.04%|
|Star group||N / A||-143.92%||3.23%|
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone beats Starry Group on 7 out of 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About the telegraph and the Japanese telephone
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation provides fixed voice, mobile voice, IP/packet communications and system integration services in Japan and overseas. The Company’s Mobile Communications Business segment offers mobile phone and related services, including distribution of movies and music, e-books, finance and payment services, as well as smart life zone services and internet connection. Its regional communications business segment provides intra-prefectural communications services, as well as FTTH and other services. The Company’s Long Distance and International Communications business segment offers interprefectural communications services, international communications services and services related to solution business and related services. This segment mainly provides cloud, data center, migration and maintenance support, computer system construction, professional security, ICT, network, mobile connectivity and other services, as well as service teleconferencing, web conferencing and videoconferencing. Its Data Communications Business segment offers network systems and system integration services comprising ERP services, ICT outsourcing, consulting, system design and development and other services. The Company’s Other Business segment is engaged in the acquisition, development, construction, rental and management of real estate; design, management and maintenance of electrical buildings, equipment and installations; development of smart energy solutions and energy management systems; credit card transaction settlement activities; development, production, operation and maintenance of information communication systems and software; billing and collection of communication costs and other activities; system design and development; finance; and technology transfer and technical consulting firms. It also sells telecommunications equipment. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
About the Star Group
Starry Group Holdings, Inc. operates as a next generation fixed wireless technology developer and licensed Internet service provider. The company is rolling out gigabit-enabled broadband in the home using its hybrid fiber fixed wireless technology. It serves approximately 5.3 million homes by deploying its gigabit network in six US cities, including Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York; Los Angeles, California; Washington D.C.; Denver, Colorado; and Columbus, Ohio. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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