Vivendi (VIVHY) & Its Rivals Critical Comparison

Vivendi (OTCMKTS: VIVHY) is one of 41 public companies in the “UTIL-TELEPHONE” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Vivendi to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

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Vivendi has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vivendi’s competitors have a beta of 0.59, suggesting that their average share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Vivendi and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vivendi 10.13% 7.41% 4.23%
Vivendi Competitors 8.48% 4.23% 3.78%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Vivendi and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vivendi 0 1 1 0 2.50
Vivendi Competitors 365 914 944 43 2.29

As a group, “UTIL-TELEPHONE” companies have a potential upside of 172.87%. Given Vivendi’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Vivendi has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Vivendi shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.4% of shares of all “UTIL-TELEPHONE” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.1% of shares of all “UTIL-TELEPHONE” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Vivendi pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Vivendi pays out 28.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “UTIL-TELEPHONE” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.6% and pay out 1,608.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Vivendi and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vivendi $14.13 billion $1.39 billion 23.24
Vivendi Competitors $13.90 billion $1.18 billion 3.29

Vivendi has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Vivendi is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Vivendi beats its competitors on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Vivendi

Vivendi SA is a France-based company engaged in media and content businesses. It operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. It operates through several segments. Its Universal Music Group segment is engaged in the sale of recorded music, exploitation of music publishing rights, as well as artist services and merchandising. The Canal+ Group segment is engaged in publishing and distribution of pay-television channels. Gameloft segment offers the creation and publishing of downloadable video games. Vivendi Village segment offers MyBestPro, Watchever, Radionomy, the venues L’Olympia and Theatre de L’Euvre and CanalOlympia in Africa, and Olympia Production. New Initiatives segment operates Dailymotion, Vivendi Content, Canal Factory and Group Vivendi Africa. Its Corporate segment is engaged in providing central services.

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