Head-To-Head Contrast: DeNA (OTCMKTS:DNACF) vs. Zayo Group (OTCMKTS:ZAYO)

Zayo Group (NYSE:ZAYO) and DeNA (OTCMKTS:DNACF) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Zayo Group and DeNA, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zayo Group 0 11 4 0 2.27
DeNA 0 0 0 0 N/A

Zayo Group presently has a consensus price target of $35.52, indicating a potential upside of 8.79%. Given Zayo Group’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Zayo Group is more favorable than DeNA.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Zayo Group and DeNA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Zayo Group $2.60 billion 2.95 $101.90 million $0.61 53.52
DeNA $1.12 billion 2.59 $114.66 million N/A N/A

DeNA has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Zayo Group.

Profitability

This table compares Zayo Group and DeNA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zayo Group 5.06% 9.56% 1.42%
DeNA 10.33% 4.99% 4.14%

Volatility and Risk

Zayo Group has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DeNA has a beta of -0.15, meaning that its share price is 115% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.8% of Zayo Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of DeNA shares are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of Zayo Group 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.

Summary

Zayo Group beats DeNA on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Zayo Group

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides bandwidth infrastructure solutions for the communications industry in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates in six segments: Fiber Solutions, Transport, Enterprise Networks, Zayo Colocation (zColo), Allstream, and Other. The Fiber Solutions segment provides dark fiber, and fiber-to-the-tower and small cell mobile infrastructure services for carriers and other communication service providers, Internet service providers, wireless service providers, media and content companies, large enterprises, and other companies. The Transport segment offers lit bandwidth infrastructure solutions comprising wavelength, Ethernet, wholesale IP services, and SONET services through its metro, regional, and long-haul fiber networks for carriers, content providers, financial services companies, healthcare, government entities, education institutions, and other medium and large enterprises. The Enterprise Networks segment provides connectivity and telecommunications solutions comprising Internet, wide area networking products, managed products, and cloud based computing and storage offerings to medium and large enterprises. The Zayo Colocation (zColo) segment offers data center infrastructure solutions consisting of colocation space, and power and interconnection services to a range of enterprise, carrier, cloud, and content customers. The Allstream segment provides cloud VoIP and data solutions, such as voice offerings; and unified communications, as well as telecommunications services, including Ethernet, and IP/MPLS VPN solutions. The Other segment provides network and technical resources to customers in designing, acquiring, and maintaining their networks. Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

About DeNA

DeNA Co., Ltd. develops and operates mobile and online services worldwide. The company operates Mobage, a platform that hosts free-to-play mobile games; Yahoo! Mobage, which offers games for PC browsers; and AndApp, a platform that allows users to play mobile game apps on PC browsers under the same user account. It also operates MOV, a taxi dispatch app; Anyca, a mobile app for peer-to-peer car sharing; Easy Ride, a robo-vehicle mobility service; and Robot Shuttle, a driverless shared transportation service. In addition, the company offers MYCODE, a direct-to-consumer genetic testing service; KenCoM, which supports health insurance societies to manage their members' health data; Aruite Otoku, a walking app; SHOWROOM, a virtual stage where fans can watch their artists perform live while interacting with them in real time; and Pococha, a social live streaming community. Further, it provides Everystar, a mobile Website for user-generated novels; Manga Box, a weekly manga magazine app; MyAnimeList, a Website for anime fans; Hacka Doll, a news aggregation app specialized for fans of anime, manga, video games, and other otaku topics; Mobaoku that allows users to manage their auction items and bids from their mobile phones; Paygent that provides payment collection services for businesses; and Shumee-to Club, a social networking Website. Additionally, the company operates Yokohama DeNA Baystars, Yokohama DeNA Running Club, and Kawasaki Brave Thunders sports services. DeNA Co., Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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