Softbank Corp. (Japan) (SFTBY) vs. Sito Mobile (SITO) Head to Head Review

Softbank Corp. (Japan) (OTCMKTS: SFTBY) and Sito Mobile (NASDAQ:SITO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares Softbank Corp. (Japan) and Sito Mobile’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Softbank Corp. (Japan) $82.33 billion 0.93 $13.26 billion $3.63 9.72
Sito Mobile $43.10 million 2.12 -$14.56 million ($0.50) -7.26

Softbank Corp. (Japan) has higher revenue and earnings than Sito Mobile. Sito Mobile is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Softbank Corp. (Japan), indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Softbank Corp. (Japan) has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sito Mobile has a beta of -1.14, indicating that its stock price is 214% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Softbank Corp. (Japan) pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Sito Mobile does not pay a dividend. Softbank Corp. (Japan) pays out 1.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Softbank Corp. (Japan) and Sito Mobile’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Softbank Corp. (Japan) 17.15% 32.24% 6.07%
Sito Mobile -37.29% -64.61% -32.99%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Softbank Corp. (Japan) and Sito Mobile, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Softbank Corp. (Japan) 0 0 2 0 3.00
Sito Mobile 0 0 5 0 3.00

Softbank Corp. (Japan) currently has a consensus target price of $53.00, suggesting a potential upside of 50.14%. Sito Mobile has a consensus target price of $9.50, suggesting a potential upside of 161.71%. Given Sito Mobile’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Sito Mobile is more favorable than Softbank Corp. (Japan).

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.0% of Softbank Corp. (Japan) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.4% of Sito Mobile shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.5% of Sito Mobile shares are owned 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

Softbank Corp. (Japan) beats Sito Mobile on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Softbank Corp. (Japan)

SoftBank Group Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates in the information industry in Japan and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Domestic Telecommunications, Sprint, Yahoo Japan, Distribution, and ARM. The Domestic Telecommunications segment provides mobile communications and broadband services; sells mobile devices; and provision of fixed-line telecommunications services to corporate customers, such as data communications and fixed-line telephone services. The Sprint segment engages in the provision of mobile communications services; selling and leasing mobile devices and accessories; and provision of fixed-line telecommunications services. The Yahoo Japan segment is involved in Internet advertising, e-commerce, and membership service businesses. The Distribution segment distributes mobile devices; and sells PC software, peripherals, and mobile device accessories. The ARM segment designs microprocessor intellectual property and related technology; and sells software tools. Further, the company operates professional baseball team, as well as manages and maintains baseball stadium and other sports facilities; provides visual, audio, and data content distribution services; generates, supplies, and sells electricity from renewable energy sources; operates IT information site; offers solutions and services for online businesses; and operates software site, through which it conducts an online game business for mobile phones and PCs, as well as engages in robotics planning, development, and marketing activities. SoftBank Group Corp. was formerly known as SoftBank Corp. and changed its name to SoftBank Group Corp. in July 2015. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About Sito Mobile

SITO Mobile, Ltd. operates a mobile location-based advertising platform serving businesses, advertisers and brands. The Company’s offerings include SITO Location-Based Advertising and SITO Mobile Messaging. SITO Location-Based Advertising delivers display advertisements and videos on behalf of advertisers, including various features, such as Geo-fencing, Verified walk-in, Behavioral Targeting, and Analytics and Optimization. Geo-fencing targets customers within a certain radius of location and uses technology to push coupons, advertisements and promotions to mobile applications. Verified Walk-in tracks foot-traffic to locations and which advertisements drive action. Behavioral Targeting tracks past behaviors over 30 to 90 day increments allowing for real-time campaign management. Analytics and Optimization is a culling and building measurement system. SITO Mobile Messaging is a platform for building and controlling programs, including messaging and customer incentive programs.

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