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Why NTT Docomo Is Ready to Rebound

By Brian D. Pacampara, CFA - Apr 25, 2013 at 10:19AM

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Market-trouncing returns could be written in this 5-Star.

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Japanese wireless carrier NTT Docomo (NYSE: DCM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Docomo and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Docomo facts



Headquarters (founded)

Tokyo, Japan (1991)

Market Cap

$66.6 billion


Wireless telecommunication services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$56.4 billion


CEO Kaoru Kato

CFO Kazuto Tsubouchi

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$6.3 billion / $3.3 billion




Softbank Mobile

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 177 members who have rated Docomo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, leomeister, offered some useful insight into the Docomo outperform case:

I lived in Japan for 3 yrs, and used Docomo the whole time. Cell coverage was much better than Softbank. Many Americans opted for Softbank due to having the iPhone, but always complained about the poor cell coverage. After the 2011 Earthquake/Tsunami, I was able to reach my Docomo friends via phone, but not my Softbank friends. Their stores are on par with Apple stores, and their customer service was tops. I was surprised to see Docomo in Guam as well.

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