China Unicom (Hong Kong) (NYSE: CHU) and Hellenic Telecom Organization (OTCMKTS:HLTOY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.9% of China Unicom (Hong Kong) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Hellenic Telecom Organization shares are held by institutional investors. 77.5% of China Unicom (Hong Kong) shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares China Unicom (Hong Kong) and Hellenic Telecom Organization’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|China Unicom (Hong Kong)||$40.68 billion||0.96||$270.54 million||$0.11||115.55|
|Hellenic Telecom Organization||$4.33 billion||1.51||$154.92 million||N/A||N/A|
China Unicom (Hong Kong) has higher revenue and earnings than Hellenic Telecom Organization.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for China Unicom (Hong Kong) and Hellenic Telecom Organization, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|China Unicom (Hong Kong)||1||2||4||0||2.43|
|Hellenic Telecom Organization||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Risk & Volatility
China Unicom (Hong Kong) has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hellenic Telecom Organization has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Hellenic Telecom Organization pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. China Unicom (Hong Kong) does not pay a dividend.
This table compares China Unicom (Hong Kong) and Hellenic Telecom Organization’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|China Unicom (Hong Kong)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Hellenic Telecom Organization||3.55%||8.81%||3.17%|
China Unicom (Hong Kong) Company Profile
China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited is a Hong Kong-based investment holding company principally engaged in the provision of telecommunications services. The Company’s businesses include mobile businesses, fixed-line businesses and others. Its mobile businesses include the provision of call services, roaming services, mobile broadband services, traditional value-added services such as short message services, multimedia message services and wireless Internet access card, as well as new value-added services such as mobile music, mobile television and Wo portal services. Its fixed-line businesses include broadband and Internet networks businesses, among others. The Company’s subsidiaries include CUCL, China Unicom Global Limited and China Unicom (Europe) Operations Limited.
Hellenic Telecom Organization Company Profile
Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE) is engaged in the provision of telecommunications and related services. The Company offers a range of telecommunications services, including fixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband services, pay television and information and communications technology (ICT) solutions. Its segments include OTE, COSMOTE group, TELEKOM ROMANIA and Other. In Greece, the Company is also involved in maritime communications, real-estate and professional training. The Company’s OTE segment provides fixed-line services, Internet access services, ICT services and television services in Greece. The COSMOTE group segment offers mobile telecommunications services in Greece, Albania and Romania. The TELEKOM ROMANIA segment provides fixed-line services, Internet access services, ICT services and television services in Romania. The Other segment consists of other operations of the Company.
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