Head to Head Survey: Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) vs. Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MBT)

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (NYSE: MBT) and Ruckus Wireless (NYSE:RKUS) are both telecommunications services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Mobile TeleSystems OJSC and Ruckus Wireless, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC 0 3 2 0 2.40
Ruckus Wireless 0 0 0 0 N/A

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC currently has a consensus price target of $10.47, indicating a potential downside of 2.00%. Given Mobile TeleSystems OJSC’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Mobile TeleSystems OJSC is more favorable than Ruckus Wireless.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

32.1% of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Mobile TeleSystems OJSC and Ruckus Wireless’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC 13.61% 43.01% 10.55%
Ruckus Wireless -0.92% -1.17% -0.88%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mobile TeleSystems OJSC 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
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC $5.80 billion 1.83 $727.11 million $1.04 10.27
Ruckus Wireless N/A N/A N/A $0.05 257.40

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC has higher revenue and earnings than Ruckus Wireless. Mobile TeleSystems OJSC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ruckus Wireless, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Ruckus Wireless does not pay a dividend. Mobile TeleSystems OJSC pays out 67.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC beats Ruckus Wireless on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC 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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