RigNet (RNET) and Vodafone Group (VOD) Critical Review

RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET) and Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Dividends

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Vodafone Group pays an annual dividend of $1.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. RigNet does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares RigNet and Vodafone Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RigNet -7.92% -11.51% -5.62%
Vodafone Group N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares RigNet and Vodafone Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RigNet $204.89 million 1.23 -$16.17 million ($0.89) -15.56
Vodafone Group $52.29 billion 1.40 -$6.91 billion N/A N/A

RigNet has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Vodafone Group.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.8% of RigNet shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.9% of Vodafone Group shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of RigNet shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Vodafone Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

RigNet has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vodafone Group has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for RigNet and Vodafone Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RigNet 0 3 0 0 2.00
Vodafone Group 1 0 8 1 2.90

RigNet presently has a consensus price target of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 22.74%. Vodafone Group has a consensus price target of $31.96, suggesting a potential upside of 16.58%. Given RigNet’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe RigNet is more favorable than Vodafone Group.

Summary

Vodafone Group beats RigNet on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

RigNet Company Profile

RigNet, Inc., a technology company, provides customized communications services, applications, and cybersecurity solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Managed Services, Applications and Internet-of-Things (Apps & IoT), and Systems Integration. The Managed Services segment provides remote communications, telephony, and technology services, including data, Internet, and Voice over Internet Protocol services for offshore and onshore drilling rigs and production facilities, support vessels, and other remote sites. It also offers private networking and wide area network (WAN) acceleration solutions, software-defined appliances, content filtering, and Wi-Fi hotspots. The Apps & IoT segment provides supervisory control and data acquisition systems to monitor, gather, and process data while interacting with machines and devices, such as pipelines, valves, pumps, and motors; data analytics solutions to enhance customer productivity and safety; weather data monitoring services in the North Sea to support operations; adaptive video intelligence and video collaboration solutions; BlackTIE and CyphreLink cybersecurity offerings that protects customers data; and Wi-Fi hotspot solutions, which facilitate access to the Internet by personnel in remote facilities. The Systems Integration segment engages in the design, procurement, assembly and test, installation, and commissioning of communications systems, including WAN/LAN connectivity, access control, public address, microwave, and monitoring and control systems, as well as closed circuit televisions for monitoring and security. RigNet, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Vodafone Group Company Profile

Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone) is a telecommunications company. The Company’s business is organized into two geographic regions: Europe, and Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific (AMAP). Its segments include Europe and AMAP. Its Europe segment includes geographic regions, such as Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain and Other Europe. The Other Europe includes the Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Hungary and Romania, among others. Its AMAP segment includes India, South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Lesotho, Africa, Turkey, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, New Zealand and Qatar, among others. The Company provides a range of services, including voice, messaging and data across mobile and fixed networks. The Company acquires spectrum and licenses to use radio frequencies that deliver mobile services. Its fixed capabilities include cable, fiber and copper networks to enable television, broadband and voice services.

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