Sprint (NYSE:S) and LICT (OTCMKTS:LICT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Sprint and LICT’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
Sprint has higher revenue and earnings than LICT.
This table compares Sprint and LICT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Sprint and LICT, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
Sprint currently has a consensus target price of $5.69, indicating a potential downside of 3.60%. Given Sprint’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Sprint is more favorable than LICT.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
12.9% of Sprint shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.4% of LICT shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Sprint shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 26.1% of LICT shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
Sprint has a beta of 0.53, meaning that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LICT has a beta of 0.54, meaning that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Sprint beats LICT on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Sprint Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various wireless and wireline communications products and services to consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. It operates in two segments, Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers wireless data communication services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; and mobile entertainment applications. It also provides wireless voice communications services that include local and long-distance wireless voice services, as well as voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, and call forwarding services. In addition, this segment offers voice and data services internationally through roaming arrangements; and customized wireless services to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells handsets, tablets, and hotspots. The Wireline segment provides wireline voice and data communications, which comprises domestic and international data communications using various protocols, including multiprotocol label switching technologies, Internet protocol (IP), managed network services, Voice over IP, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services to other communications companies and targeted business subscribers. Sprint Corporation offers its services under the Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Sprint Corporation is a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp.
LICT Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides broadband and voice services to residential, commercial, and governmental customers. It offers high speed broadband services, including Internet access through copper-based digital subscriber lines (DSL), fiber optic facilities, fixed wireless, and cable modems; video services through traditional cable television services and Internet protocol television services; voice over Internet protocol; wireless communications; and other related services. The company operates in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wisconsin. As of December 31, 2016, it had a total of 33,029 voice lines, including access and competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC); and 4,206 miles of fiber optic cable, 11,430 miles of copper cable, and 513 miles of coaxial cable. The company was formerly known as Lynch Interactive Corporation and changed its name to LICT Corporation in March 2007. LICT Corporation was incorporated in 1996 and is based in Rye, New York.