Critical Survey: Digerati Technologies (DTGI) vs. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTTYY)

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Digerati Technologies (OTCMKTS:DTGI) and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (OTCMKTS:NTTYY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Dividends

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone pays an annual dividend of $1.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Digerati Technologies does not pay a dividend. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone pays out 29.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Digerati Technologies has a beta of 2.83, suggesting that its share price is 183% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone has a beta of 0.23, suggesting that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone shares are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of Digerati Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Digerati Technologies and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Digerati Technologies -106.89% N/A -118.03%
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone 8.13% 8.12% 4.46%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Digerati Technologies and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Digerati Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone 0 2 1 0 2.33

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Digerati Technologies and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Digerati Technologies $2.00 million 2.07 -$3.16 million N/A N/A
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone $106.55 billion 0.78 $8.19 billion $4.12 10.20

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone has higher revenue and earnings than Digerati Technologies.

Summary

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone beats Digerati Technologies on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Digerati Technologies

Digerati Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides Internet-based telephony products and services through its cloud telephony application platform and session-based communication network. The company provides Internet-based services, including voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) transport, customized VoIP, fully hosted IP/PBX services, SIP trunking, call center applications, interactive voice response auto attendant, voice and web conferencing, call recording, simultaneous calling, voicemail to email conversion, integrated mobility applications, and various customized IP/PBX features in a hosted or cloud environment. It serves small to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers, call centers, and telephony service providers. The company was formerly known as ATSI Communications Inc. and changed its name to Digerati Technologies, Inc. in March 2011. Digerati Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

About Nippon Telegraph & Telephone

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed and mobile voice related services, IP/packet communications services, telecommunications equipment, system integration, and other services in Japan and internationally. It operates through five segments: Regional Communications Business, Long Distance and International Communications Business, Mobile Communications Business, Data Communications Business, and Other Business. The company offers inter-prefectural communications services, services related to the international communications and solutions business, and related services; mobile phone and related services; and network system and system integration services. It also provides IT system building and maintenance support for corporations; professional security, ICT, data center-related, teleconference, Web conference, video conference, Internet connection, video distribution, and smart life area services; and consulting, and system design and development services. In addition, the company engages in the acquisition, development, leasing, and management of real estate properties; lease and installment sales of telecommunications-related devices; billing and collection of charges for communications and other services; and design, management, and maintenance of buildings, equipment, and electric power facilities. Further, it is involved in the development, production, operation, and maintenance of information communications systems and software; and technology transfer and consulting activities, as well as provision of credit card transaction settlement services. Additionally, the company operates office, retail, and residential properties under the Wellith brand; hotels and resorts; and shared-office properties that include daycare facilities and office spaces. As of March 31, 2018, it had 19,869 thousand fixed line subscriptions. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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