Partner Communications (PTNR) and Vodafone Group (VOD) Critical Contrast

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

Volatility and Risk

Partner Communications has a beta of 1.73, indicating that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vodafone Group has a beta of 0.89, indicating that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Partner Communications and Vodafone Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Partner Communications 0 0 1 0 3.00
Vodafone Group 1 0 8 1 2.90

Partner Communications currently has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 246.32%. Vodafone Group has a consensus price target of $31.96, indicating a potential upside of 14.70%. Given Partner Communications’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Partner Communications is more favorable than Vodafone Group.

Dividends

Vodafone Group pays an annual dividend of $1.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. Partner Communications does not pay a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.4% of Partner Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.9% of Vodafone Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Partner Communications 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Partner Communications and Vodafone Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Partner Communications $922.00 million 0.84 $14.00 million $0.23 20.09
Vodafone Group $52.29 billion 1.42 -$6.91 billion N/A N/A

Partner Communications has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Vodafone Group.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Partner Communications 4.13% 10.40% 2.74%
Vodafone Group N/A N/A N/A

Partner Communications Company Profile

Partner Communications Company Ltd. is a telecommunications company. The Company is engaged in the business of cellular telephony, provided on its second generation (2G), third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) networks. It operates through two segments: cellular segment and fixed-line segment. Its products and services are marketed under the Partner brand. The Company’s cellular business segment includes basic cellular telephony services, text messaging, data, airtime, interconnect, roaming, content services and other value added services. The fixed-line segment includes a range of services provided over fixed-line networks, including Internet service provider (ISP) services, business information storage in a data center and cloud services. The Company also provides wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) networks and fixed-line voice communication services. In addition, the fixed-line segment includes sales of related equipment. It also offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering.

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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