Reviewing Konami (OTCMKTS:KNMCY) & MAM Software Group (OTCMKTS:MAMS)

Konami (OTCMKTS:KNMCY) and MAM Software Group (NASDAQ:MAMS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Konami and MAM Software Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Konami $2.36 billion 2.66 $307.76 million $2.24 20.75
MAM Software Group $37.71 million 4.05 $3.21 million $0.33 36.64

Konami has higher revenue and earnings than MAM Software Group. Konami is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MAM Software Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Konami shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.8% of MAM Software Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.1% of MAM Software Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Konami pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. MAM Software Group does not pay a dividend. Konami pays out 43.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Konami and MAM Software Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Konami 0 0 0 0 N/A
MAM Software Group 0 1 0 0 2.00

MAM Software Group has a consensus price target of $12.12, suggesting a potential upside of 0.25%. Given MAM Software Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MAM Software Group is more favorable than Konami.

Profitability

This table compares Konami and MAM Software Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Konami 13.02% 12.72% 9.29%
MAM Software Group 10.10% 25.71% 11.91%

Risk and Volatility

Konami has a beta of 0.38, indicating that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MAM Software Group has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

MAM Software Group beats Konami on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Konami

Konami Holdings Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the digital entertainment business. It operates through four segments: Digital Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Gaming & Systems, and Pachislot & Pachinko Machines. The Digital Entertainment segment manufactures and sells digital content and related products, including mobile games, arcade games, card games, and computer and video games. The Health & Fitness segment operates health and fitness clubs, as well as designs, manufactures, and sells fitness machines and health products. The Gaming & Systems segment designs, manufactures, sells, and services gaming machines and casino management systems. The Pachislot & Pachinko Machines segment researches, designs, produces, and sells pachinko slot and pachinko machines. It operates in Japan and other Asia/Oceania countries, the United States, and Europe. The company was formerly known as Konami Corporation and changed its name to Konami Holdings Corporation in October 2015. Konami Holdings Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About MAM Software Group

MAM Software Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides software, information, and e-commerce and related services to businesses engaged in the automotive aftermarket in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. The company offers business management systems, including its proprietary software applications, implementation and training, and third-party hardware and peripherals; and information products, such as an accessible catalog database related to parts, tires, labor estimates, scheduled maintenance, repair information, technical service bulletins, pricing, and product features and benefits. It also provides e-commerce and online services that offers Web sites and online connectivity between manufacturers, warehouse distributors, retailers, auto service providers, and the consumer; and customer support, consulting, and training services comprising phone and online support, implementation, and training. The company's business management systems include Autopart for warehouse distributors that seek to manage various locations and inventories on a single system, as well as parts store chains that seek to manage various locations and inventories on a single system for a regional area; and VAST, a product for large-to medium-sized automotive service and tire chains. Its business management systems also comprise Autowork Online for small single location auto service businesses; and Trader, a product for generic wholesalers and distributors. In addition, the company offers information products, such as Autocat, MAM Commerce, Interchange Catalog, Labor Guide, Scheduled Service Intervals, and Tire Sizing. Further, it provides online e-commerce services through OpenWebs, Autonet, and WebTrade and WebRetail solutions. The company serves wholesale parts and tire distributors, retailers, franchisees, cooperatives, auto service chains, and single location auto service businesses. MAM Software Group, Inc. is headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

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