Internet Initiative Japan (NASDAQ: IIJI) and Sify Technologies (NASDAQ:SIFY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares Internet Initiative Japan and Sify Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Internet Initiative Japan $1.46 billion 0.72 $29.44 million $0.39 28.64
Sify Technologies $284.26 million 0.28 $9.90 million N/A N/A

Internet Initiative Japan has higher revenue and earnings than Sify Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Internet Initiative Japan and Sify Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Internet Initiative Japan 2.29% 7.26% 3.58%
Sify Technologies N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.5% of Internet Initiative Japan shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.9% of Sify Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Internet Initiative Japan shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 77.0% of Sify Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Internet Initiative Japan pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Sify Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Internet Initiative Japan pays out 23.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Internet Initiative Japan and Sify Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Internet Initiative Japan 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sify Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sify Technologies has a consensus price target of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 46.34%. Given Sify Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sify Technologies is more favorable than Internet Initiative Japan.

Volatility & Risk

Internet Initiative Japan has a beta of 0.5, suggesting that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sify Technologies has a beta of 1.85, suggesting that its share price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Internet Initiative Japan beats Sify Technologies on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Internet Initiative Japan

Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) is an Internet service provider (ISP) in Japan that offers Internet connectivity services for both enterprises and consumers. The Company provides Internet connectivity services, wide area network (WAN) services, outsourcing services, systems integration and equipment sales as total network solutions to Japanese corporate clients and governmental organizations. The Company operates through two segments: a network services and systems integration business segment and an ATM operation business segment. The network services and systems integration business segment consist of its Internet connectivity services for enterprise and consumers, WAN services, outsourcing services, systems integration and equipment sales. The ATM operation business is conducted by its subsidiary, Trust Networks Inc. (Trust Networks), which operates automated teller machines (ATMs) and its network systems.

About Sify Technologies

Sify Technologies Limited (Sify) is an integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services company. The Company’s segments are Telecom services, which includes domestic data, international data wholesale voice and network managed services; Data Centre services, which includes co-location services; Cloud and managed services, which includes information technology (IT) infra services, IT transformation services, remote and onsite infrastructure managed services and delivery platforms; Technology integration services, which includes data center build, network integration, information security, end-user computing, and collaborative tools and solutions, and Applications integration services, which includes application development and maintenance, application testing, mobility solutions, e-learning, portals, tools, process and automation. The Company has approximately six Tier III data centers across various geographical locations in India.

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