Author: Brent Sawyer

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Motorola Solutions (MSI) and Alcatel Lucent SA (ALU) Head-To-Head Review

Alcatel Lucent SA (NYSE: ALU) and Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) are both mid-cap technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitabiliy and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Alcatel Lucent SA and Motorola Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alcatel Lucent SA 14.83% 86.14% 10.96%
Motorola Solutions 10.38% -93.44% 10.07%

Dividends

Motorola Solutions pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Alcatel Lucent SA does not pay a dividend. Motorola Solutions pays out 49.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Alcatel Lucent SA has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.3% of Motorola Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of Motorola Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Alcatel Lucent SA and Motorola Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alcatel Lucent SA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Motorola Solutions $6.13 billion 2.37 $1.59 billion $3.79 23.54

Motorola Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Alcatel Lucent SA.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Alcatel Lucent SA and Motorola Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alcatel Lucent SA 0 0 0 0 N/A
Motorola Solutions 0 3 8 0 2.73

Motorola Solutions has a consensus target price of $92.73, suggesting a potential upside of 3.95%. Given Motorola Solutions’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Motorola Solutions is more favorable than Alcatel Lucent SA.

Alcatel Lucent SA Company Profile

Alcatel Lucent SA logoAlcatel Lucent SA is a provider of Internet protocol (IP) networking, ultra-broadband access and cloud technology solutions. The Company operates through two segments for the networks business. The Ultra Broadband Networks segment consists of Mobile Networks and Fixed Networks business groups. The IP Networks and Applications segment consists of Internet protocol (IP)/Optical Networks and Applications and Analytics business groups. Its other segment consists of businesses run as separate operations (Alcatel Submarine Networks and Radio Frequency Systems (RFS)). The Company offers a range of solutions, including Communications and collaboration, IP Core Routing, IP/optical integration, long term evolution (LTE) Ultra-Broadband, Software-defined networking and Vplus. The Company offers a range of consulting, managed, maintenance and professional services, including Bell Labs Consulting and Build, Operate and Manage (BOM) Solution for Mobility Networks. The main shareholder is Nokia.

Motorola Solutions Company Profile

Motorola Solutions logoMotorola Solutions, Inc. is a provider of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. The Company operates through two segments: Products and Services. The Company’s Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories and software. The Products segment has two product lines: Devices and Systems. The primary customers of the Products segment are government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers operating private communications networks and manage a mobile workforce. The Company’s Services segment provides a range of service offerings for government, public safety and commercial communication networks. The Services segment product lines include Integration services, Managed & Support services, and Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN) services.

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Analyzing Sprint Corporation (S) and BlackBerry (RIMM)

Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) and BlackBerry (NASDAQ:RIMM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitabiliy and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Sprint Corporation and BlackBerry’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sprint Corporation -2.08% -3.66% -0.84%
BlackBerry 285.53% 112.26% 73.92%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Sprint Corporation and BlackBerry, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sprint Corporation 6 10 3 0 1.84
BlackBerry 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sprint Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $9.86, suggesting a potential upside of 13.29%. Given Sprint Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sprint Corporation is more favorable than BlackBerry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

14.3% of Sprint Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Sprint Corporation 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sprint Corporation and BlackBerry’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sprint Corporation $33.49 billion 1.04 $11.31 billion ($0.18) -48.33
BlackBerry N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Sprint Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than BlackBerry.

Summary

Sprint Corporation beats BlackBerry on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sprint Corporation Company Profile

Sprint Corporation logoSprint Corporation (Sprint) is a holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a communications company offering a range of wireless and wireline communications products and services that are designed to meet the needs of consumers, businesses, government subscribers and resellers. It operates through two segments: Wireless and Wireline. The Company offers wireless services on a postpaid and prepaid payment basis to retail subscribers and also on a wholesale basis. The Wireline segment provides voice, data and Internet Protocol (IP) communication services to its Wireless segment. The Company offers wireless and wireline services to subscribers in approximately 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands under the Sprint corporate brand, which includes its retail brands of Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Assurance Wireless on its wireless networks utilizing various technologies.

BlackBerry Company Profile

BlackBerry logoBlackBerry Limited (BlackBerry) provides mobile communications solutions. The Company is engaged in the sale of smartphones and enterprise software and services. The Company’s products and services include Enterprise Solutions and Services, Devices, BlackBerry Technology Solutions and Messaging. It is engaged in providing enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile security, and offers a portfolio of enterprise software solutions and services that can be deployed across a range of ecosystems and devices, including BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 12 and Good Platforms, BES12 Cloud, enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS), SecuSUITE for Enterprise, Enhanced subscriber identity module (SIM)-Based Licensing (ESBL), WorkLife by BlackBerry solution and Professional Cybersecurity Services. The BlackBerry Technology Solutions business unit consists of five units: QNX, Certicom, Paratek, the BlackBerry IoT Platform and Intellectual Property and Patent Licensing (IPPL).

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Vanguard Group Inc. Buys 493101 Shares of BlackBerry Limited (BBRY)

BlackBerry Limited logoVanguard Group Inc. increased its position in BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) by 5.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 10,428,072 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 493,101 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned approximately 1.96% of BlackBerry Limited worth $80,818,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Beck Mack & Oliver LLC bought a new stake in BlackBerry Limited during the first quarter worth approximately $105,000. Nine Chapters Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in BlackBerry Limited during the first quarter worth approximately $137,000. TFS Capital LLC bought a new stake in BlackBerry Limited during the first quarter worth approximately $165,000. Comerica Bank boosted its stake in BlackBerry Limited by 12.1% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 29,649 shares of the company’s stock worth $216,000 after buying an additional 3,210 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Exane Derivatives boosted its stake in BlackBerry Limited by 84.8% in the first quarter. Exane Derivatives now owns 28,367 shares of the company’s stock worth $220,000 after buying an additional 13,018 shares in the last quarter. 62.48% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ BBRY[1]) traded up 0.158% on Thursday, hitting $9.515. The stock had a trading volume of 446,946 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $10.09 and a 200-day moving average price of $8.79. The company has a market cap of $5.05 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.156 and a beta of 0.97. BlackBerry Limited has a 52-week low of $6.65 and a 52-week high of $11.74.

BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, June 23rd. The company reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02. The business had revenue of $244 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $262.80 million. BlackBerry Limited had a negative return on equity of 1.67% and a net margin of 11.68%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 42.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that BlackBerry Limited will post $0.04 earnings per share for the current year.

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BBRY has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. TheStreet raised BlackBerry Limited from a “d” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. Vetr[2] cut BlackBerry Limited from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.19 target price on the stock. in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research[3] raised BlackBerry Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Morgan Stanley cut their target price on BlackBerry Limited from $10.00 to $7.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Finally, Canaccord Genuity set a $10.00 target price on BlackBerry Limited and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. BlackBerry Limited currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.32.

BlackBerry Limited Company Profile

BlackBerry Limited (BlackBerry) provides mobile communications solutions. The Company is engaged in the sale of enterprise software and services. The Company’s products and services include Enterprise Solutions and Services, Devices, BlackBerry Technology Solutions and Messaging. It is engaged in providing enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile security, and offers a portfolio of enterprise software solutions and services that can be deployed across a range of ecosystems and devices, including BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 12 and Good Platforms, BES12 Cloud, enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS), SecuSUITE for Enterprise, Enhanced subscriber identity module (SIM)-Based Licensing (ESBL), WorkLife by BlackBerry solution and Professional Cybersecurity Services.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)

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Financial Review: BlackBerry (RIMM) and AT&T (T)

AT&T (NYSE: T) and BlackBerry (NASDAQ:RIMM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Dividends

AT&T pays an annual dividend of $1.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. BlackBerry does not pay a dividend. AT&T pays out 92.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. AT&T has increased its dividend for 32 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for AT&T and BlackBerry, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AT&T 0 17 10 0 2.37
BlackBerry 0 0 0 0 N/A

AT&T presently has a consensus price target of $43.75, suggesting a potential upside of 14.32%. Given AT&T’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe AT&T is more favorable than BlackBerry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

55.3% of AT&T shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of AT&T shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AT&T and BlackBerry’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AT&T $161.93 billion 1.45 $49.37 billion $2.12 18.05
BlackBerry N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

AT&T has higher revenue and earnings than BlackBerry.

Profitability

This table compares AT&T and BlackBerry’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AT&T 8.12% 14.53% 4.43%
BlackBerry 285.53% 112.26% 73.92%

Summary

AT&T beats BlackBerry on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

AT&T Company Profile

AT&T logoAT&T Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a provider of communications and digital entertainment services in the United States and the world. The Company operates through four segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility and International. The Company offers its services and products to consumers in the United States, Mexico and Latin America and to businesses and other providers of telecommunications services worldwide. It also owns and operates three regional TV sports networks, and retains non-controlling interests in another regional sports network and a network dedicated to game-related programming, as well as Internet interactive game playing. Its services and products include wireless communications, data/broadband and Internet services, digital video services, local and long-distance telephone services, telecommunications equipment, managed networking, and wholesale services. Its subsidiaries include AT&T Mobility and SKY Brasil Servicos Ltda.

BlackBerry Company Profile

BlackBerry logoBlackBerry Limited (BlackBerry) provides mobile communications solutions. The Company is engaged in the sale of smartphones and enterprise software and services. The Company’s products and services include Enterprise Solutions and Services, Devices, BlackBerry Technology Solutions and Messaging. It is engaged in providing enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile security, and offers a portfolio of enterprise software solutions and services that can be deployed across a range of ecosystems and devices, including BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 12 and Good Platforms, BES12 Cloud, enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS), SecuSUITE for Enterprise, Enhanced subscriber identity module (SIM)-Based Licensing (ESBL), WorkLife by BlackBerry solution and Professional Cybersecurity Services. The BlackBerry Technology Solutions business unit consists of five units: QNX, Certicom, Paratek, the BlackBerry IoT Platform and Intellectual Property and Patent Licensing (IPPL).

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BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) Given “In-Line” Rating at Imperial Capital

BlackBerry Limited logoBlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB)‘s stock had its “in-line” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Imperial Capital in a report issued on Tuesday, July 4th, StockTargetPrices.com[1] reports. They currently have a $8.25 price objective on the stock. Imperial Capital’s price objective points to a potential downside of 15.12% from the stock’s current price.

BBRY has been the topic of several other reports. Macquarie raised BlackBerry Limited from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $8.10 to $9.00 in a research note on Monday, April 3rd. Global Equities Research began coverage on BlackBerry Limited in a research note on Monday, March 13th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $11.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research[2] lowered shares of BlackBerry Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $7.50 price objective on shares of BlackBerry Limited in a report on Friday, March 24th. Finally, Vetr[3] upgraded shares of BlackBerry Limited from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $12.19 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 30th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. BlackBerry Limited presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.32.

Shares of BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY[4]) opened at 9.72 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.00 and a beta of 0.98. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $10.17 and a 200 day moving average price of $8.73. BlackBerry Limited has a 12-month low of $6.65 and a 12-month high of $11.74.

BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) last posted its earnings results on Friday, June 23rd. The company reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02. The company had revenue of $244 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $262.80 million. BlackBerry Limited had a negative return on equity of 1.67% and a net margin of 11.68%. The firm’s revenue was down 42.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that BlackBerry Limited will post $0.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Norges Bank acquired a new position in shares of BlackBerry Limited during the fourth quarter valued at about $24,556,000. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH boosted its position in shares of BlackBerry Limited by 3.1% in the first quarter. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH now owns 87,650 shares of the company’s stock valued at $609,000 after buying an additional 2,650 shares during the period. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its position in shares of BlackBerry Limited by 13.2% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 62,943 shares of the company’s stock valued at $488,000 after buying an additional 7,330 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in BlackBerry Limited by 14.9% in the first quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 1,487,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,528,000 after buying an additional 193,410 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in BlackBerry Limited by 2.1% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 5,640,607 shares of the company’s stock valued at $43,715,000 after buying an additional 113,419 shares in the last quarter. 62.41% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About BlackBerry Limited

BlackBerry Limited (BlackBerry) provides mobile communications solutions. The Company is engaged in the sale of enterprise software and services. The Company’s products and services include Enterprise Solutions and Services, Devices, BlackBerry Technology Solutions and Messaging. It is engaged in providing enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile security, and offers a portfolio of enterprise software solutions and services that can be deployed across a range of ecosystems and devices, including BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 12 and Good Platforms, BES12 Cloud, enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS), SecuSUITE for Enterprise, Enhanced subscriber identity module (SIM)-Based Licensing (ESBL), WorkLife by BlackBerry solution and Professional Cybersecurity Services.

Stock Target Prices

Analyst Recommendations for BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)

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References

  1. ^ StockTargetPrices.com (www.stocktargetprices.com)
  2. ^ Zacks Investment Research (www.americanconsumernews.net)
  3. ^ Vetr (www.vetr.com)
  4. ^ NASDAQ:BBRY (www.marketbeat.com)
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