Analyzing Maxar Technologies (MAXR) & Nokia Oyj (NOK)

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Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) and Nokia Oyj (NYSE:NOK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Maxar Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 18.3%. Nokia Oyj pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Maxar Technologies pays out 52.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Nokia Oyj pays out 54.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Maxar Technologies is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Maxar Technologies and Nokia Oyj’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Maxar Technologies $1.26 billion 0.29 $100.40 million $2.13 2.85
Nokia Oyj $26.15 billion 1.30 -$1.69 billion $0.37 16.30

Maxar Technologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Nokia Oyj. Maxar Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Nokia Oyj, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Maxar Technologies and Nokia Oyj’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Maxar Technologies -17.81% 10.93% 3.29%
Nokia Oyj -4.12% 8.03% 3.18%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.9% of Maxar Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.9% of Nokia Oyj shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Maxar Technologies has a beta of 2.71, indicating that its share price is 171% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nokia Oyj has a beta of 0.41, indicating that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Maxar Technologies and Nokia Oyj, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Maxar Technologies 1 6 3 0 2.20
Nokia Oyj 3 2 10 0 2.47

Maxar Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $33.09, suggesting a potential upside of 446.01%. Nokia Oyj has a consensus price target of $7.10, suggesting a potential upside of 17.74%. Given Maxar Technologies’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Maxar Technologies is more favorable than Nokia Oyj.

Summary

Maxar Technologies beats Nokia Oyj on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Maxar Technologies Company Profile

Maxar Technologies Ltd., a space and geospatial intelligence company, provides satellites, earth imagery, geospatial data, and analytics for the commercial and government customers worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Space Systems, Imagery, and Services. The Space Systems segment supplies space and ground based infrastructure and information solutions, including communication and imaging satellites, payloads and antenna subsystems, space-based and airborne surveillance solutions, and associated ground infrastructure and support services for communications and surveillance and intelligence applications. This segment also offers a range of services, such as television and radio distribution, broadband Internet, and mobile communications in the communications market; and spacecraft and subsystems for the U.S. government and other customers, as well as robotic systems for the space and terrestrial markets. It serves government agencies, communication satellite operators, and communication satellite manufacturers. The Imagery segment supplies integrated electro-optical and radar imagery products for the U.S., Canadian, and other international government agencies, such as defense and intelligence, as well as commercial customers in various markets. The Services segment provides geospatial products and services for the U.S. government, as well as for other international governments for intelligence, global development organizations, and commercial customers. The company was formerly known as MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. and changed its name to Maxar Technologies Ltd. in October 2017. Maxar Technologies Ltd. was founded in 1969 and is based in Westminster, Colorado.

Nokia Oyj Company Profile

Nokia Corporation engages in the network and technology businesses worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Ultra Broadband Networks, Global Services, IP Networks and Applications, and Nokia Technologies. It provides mobile networking solutions, including hardware, software, and services for telecommunications operators, enterprises, and related markets/verticals. It also offers fixed networking solutions, such as copper based solutions; fiber-to-the-home solutions, including Ethernet point-to-point, gigabit passive optical networks, EPON, and 10 gigabit next generation fiber technologies; fiber access products, solutions, and services; and public switched telephone network transformation, ultra-broadband network design, deployment and operation, site implementation and outside plant, and multi-vendor maintenance services. In addition, the company provides network implementation, care, and professional services for mobile networks; and managed services, such as network and service management, build-operate-transfer model, hosting, analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, and security operation services for the fixed, mobile, applications, Internet protocol (IP), and optical domains. Further, it offers network planning and optimization services to enhance the network performance and quality, and analytics-based services; and network architecture, integration, customization, and migration services. Additionally, the company provides IP/optical networking solutions, including IP routing and optical transport systems, software, and services; software solutions, such as customer experience management, network operations and management, communications and collaborations, policy and charging, as well as Cloud, IoT, security, and analytics platforms; and submarine networks and radio frequency systems. It has a collaboration agreement with Filtronic; and strategic alliance with Infosys. The company was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.

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