Internet Initiative Japan (NASDAQ: IIJI) is one of 44 public companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Internet Initiative Japan to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.
Risk and Volatility
Internet Initiative Japan has a beta of 0.43, suggesting that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Internet Initiative Japan’s peers have a beta of 1.41, suggesting that their average stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Internet Initiative Japan pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Internet Initiative Japan pays out 15.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 31.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Internet Initiative Japan and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Internet Initiative Japan||$1.46 billion||$29.44 million||30.97|
|Internet Initiative Japan Competitors||$6.96 billion||$966.00 million||37.81|
Internet Initiative Japan’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Internet Initiative Japan. Internet Initiative Japan is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Internet Initiative Japan and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Internet Initiative Japan||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Internet Initiative Japan Competitors||506||1896||4605||226||2.63|
As a group, “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies have a potential upside of 12.21%. Given Internet Initiative Japan’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Internet Initiative Japan has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares Internet Initiative Japan and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Internet Initiative Japan||2.29%||7.26%||3.58%|
|Internet Initiative Japan Competitors||-15.70%||-46.65%||-1.75%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.5% of Internet Initiative Japan shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.5% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Internet Initiative Japan shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.5% of shares of all “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Internet Initiative Japan peers beat Internet Initiative Japan on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
Internet Initiative Japan Company Profile
Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) is an Internet service provider (ISP) in Japan that offers Internet connectivity services for both enterprises and consumers. The Company provides Internet connectivity services, wide area network (WAN) services, outsourcing services, systems integration and equipment sales as total network solutions to Japanese corporate clients and governmental organizations. The Company operates through two segments: a network services and systems integration business segment and an ATM operation business segment. The network services and systems integration business segment consist of its Internet connectivity services for enterprise and consumers, WAN services, outsourcing services, systems integration and equipment sales. The ATM operation business is conducted by its subsidiary, Trust Networks Inc. (Trust Networks), which operates automated teller machines (ATMs) and its network systems.
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