Kakaku.com (KKKUF) versus InterDigital Wireless (IDCC) Head-To-Head Contrast

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Kakaku.com (OTCMKTS:KKKUF) and InterDigital Wireless (NASDAQ:IDCC) are both communication services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Dividends

InterDigital Wireless pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Kakaku.com does not pay a dividend. InterDigital Wireless pays out 77.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. InterDigital Wireless has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kakaku.com and InterDigital Wireless’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kakaku.com N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
InterDigital Wireless $307.40 million 6.95 $63.87 million $1.81 36.21

InterDigital Wireless has higher revenue and earnings than Kakaku.com.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Kakaku.com and InterDigital Wireless, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kakaku.com 0 1 0 0 2.00
InterDigital Wireless 0 0 4 0 3.00

InterDigital Wireless has a consensus price target of $99.00, suggesting a potential upside of 51.05%. Given InterDigital Wireless’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe InterDigital Wireless is more favorable than Kakaku.com.

Profitability

This table compares Kakaku.com and InterDigital Wireless’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kakaku.com N/A N/A N/A
InterDigital Wireless 20.78% 7.95% 4.81%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.4% of InterDigital Wireless shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of InterDigital Wireless shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

InterDigital Wireless beats Kakaku.com on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kakaku.com Company Profile

Kakaku.com, Inc. provides purchase support, restaurant review, and other services in Japan. The company operates kakaku.com, which provides a range of information on prices and specifications, as well as word-of-mouth reviews of various products and services, such as computers, home appliances, Internet service providers, insurance, food/beverages, and cosmetics. It also operates tabelog.com, a restaurant discovery and reservation site. In addition, the company offers services and apps for hotel deals and last minute discounts; lifestyle media; information, commentary, and forecast on foreign exchange market; and job classifieds. Further, it provides travel review and comparison site; online residential real estate portal; movie discovery platform; photo sharing community platform; online media for car lovers and men's fashion; online travel information media; style information and community site; highway and overnight bus price comparison site; comparison site for the cheapest bus, airline, and bullet train tickets; and online media for bus trips, travel, and sightseeing. Kakaku.com, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

InterDigital Wireless Company Profile

InterDigital, Inc. designs and develops technologies that enable and enhance wireless communications in the United States and internationally. It provides technology solutions for use in digital cellular and wireless products and networks, including 2G, 3G, 4G and IEEE 802-related products and networks. The company develops cellular technologies, such as technologies related to CDMA, TDMA, OFDM/OFDMA, and MIMO for use in 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless networks, as well as mobile terminal devices; and 3GPP technology portfolio in 5G NR, LTE-Advanced, and cellular Internet of Things (IoT) areas, as well as technologies for automobiles, wearables, smart homes, drones, and other connected consumer electronic products. It also provides video encoding and transmission technologies; technologies to enable interconnection for various access types comprising cellular, WLAN, and LPWA, as well as IoT service frameworks; interoperability and scalability solutions through oneMPOWER platform; and oneTRANSPORT data marketplace that offers common interface to vraious service providers allowing public authorities to control and monetize, and companies to access IoT data in real-time. In addition, the company engages in the development of technologies in the areas of security and analytics, sensor technologies, and other areas. Its patented technologies are used in various products that include cellular phones, tablets, notebook computers, and wireless personal digital assistants; wireless infrastructure equipment, which comprise base stations; components, dongles, and modules for wireless devices; and IoT devices and software platforms. As of December 31, 2018, the company had a portfolio of approximately 34,000 patents and patent applications related fundamental technologies that enable wireless communications, video encoding, display technology, and other areas. InterDigital, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

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