Analyzing Directview (DIRV) & SBA Communications (SBAC)

Directview (OTCMKTS: DIRV) and SBA Communications (NASDAQ:SBAC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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This table compares Directview and SBA Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Directview -293.43% N/A -216.09%
SBA Communications 6.00% -5.43% 1.63%

Volatility & Risk

Directview has a beta of -8.44, suggesting that its stock price is 944% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SBA Communications has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Directview and SBA Communications’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Directview $460,000.00 0.99 -$4.76 million N/A N/A
SBA Communications $1.73 billion 11.35 $103.65 million $0.99 169.98

SBA Communications has higher revenue and earnings than Directview.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.9% of SBA Communications shares are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of Directview shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of SBA Communications shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Directview and SBA Communications, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Directview 0 0 0 0 N/A
SBA Communications 0 4 10 0 2.71

SBA Communications has a consensus price target of $173.42, indicating a potential upside of 3.05%. Given SBA Communications’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SBA Communications is more favorable than Directview.

Summary

SBA Communications beats Directview on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Directview

DirectView Holdings, Inc. provides security systems and related services. Through its subsidiaries, it operates within Security and Surveillance, and Video Conferencing Services divisions. The Security and Surveillance division designs and installs surveillance systems, digital video recording and services. The Video Conferencing Services division provides teleconferencing services. It offers several service options to protect and maintain each company’s security investment which includes a customized security system. The company was founded on October 6, 2006 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL.

About SBA Communications

SBA Communications Corporation is an independent owner and operator of wireless communications tower structures, rooftops and other structures that support antennas used for wireless communications. The Company’s operating segments include site leasing and site development. The site leasing business includes segments, domestic site leasing and international site leasing. The Company’s primary business line is its site leasing business. In its site leasing business, the Company leases antenna space to wireless service providers on towers that it owns or operates, and manages rooftop and tower sites for property owners under various contractual arrangements. The Company owns approximately 25,460 towers. It also manages or leases approximately 5,500 actual or potential towers. The Company’s other business line is its site development business, through which it assists wireless service providers in developing and maintaining their own wireless service networks.

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