Critical Comparison: Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO (MBT) and Ruckus Wireless (RKUS)

Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO (NYSE: MBT) and Ruckus Wireless (NYSE:RKUS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

32.1% of Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO shares are owned 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.

Dividends

Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. Ruckus Wireless does not pay a dividend. Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO pays out 71.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO and Ruckus Wireless’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO $5.80 billion 1.88 $727.11 million $0.98 11.17
Ruckus Wireless N/A N/A N/A $0.05 257.40

Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO has higher revenue and earnings than Ruckus Wireless. Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ruckus Wireless, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO and Ruckus Wireless, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO 0 3 2 0 2.40
Ruckus Wireless 0 0 0 0 N/A

Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO currently has a consensus price target of $10.47, suggesting a potential downside of 4.41%. Given Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO is more favorable than Ruckus Wireless.

Profitability

This table compares Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO and Ruckus Wireless’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO 13.61% 43.01% 10.55%
Ruckus Wireless -0.92% -1.17% -0.88%

Summary

Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO beats Ruckus Wireless on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mobil'nye Telesistemy PAO Company Profile

Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO is a Russia-based provider of telecommunications services. The Company provides mobile and fixed-line voice and data telecommunications services, including data transfer, broadband, pay-television (pay-TV) and various value-added services, as well as selling equipment and accessories. The Company operates through segments, which include Russia convergent, Moscow fixed line and Ukraine. Its Russia Convergent segment includes mobile and fixed-line operations, which encompasses services rendered to customers across regions of Russia, including voice and data services, transmission, broadband, pay-TV and other value-added services. Its Moscow fixed-line segment includes fixed-line operations carried out in Moscow by the Company’s subsidiary MGTS. Its Ukraine segment includes mobile and fixed-line operations carried out across multiple regions of Ukraine. The Company also offers software solutions, such as LiteBox, a cloud-based tool for online cash operations.

Ruckus Wireless Company Profile

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. is a supplier of advanced (Wi-Fi) solutions. The Company’s solutions, which it call Smart Wi-Fi, are used by service providers and enterprises to solve a range of network capacity, coverage and reliability challenges associated with wireless traffic demands. It operates through selling controllers and access points along with related software and services segment. The Company markets and sells its products and technology through a network of channel partners to a variety of service providers and enterprises around the world. Its Smart Wi-Fi solutions offer features and functionality, such as enhanced reliability, extended range and scalability. Its products include controllers, indoor and outdoor access points, wireless bridges, controller software platforms, software management solutions, including reporting and analytics, and Wi-Fi-related cloud services, such as location-based positioning, and certificate-based security and on-boarding of Wi-Fi devices.

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