Hellenic Telecom Organization (OTCMKTS: HLTOY) and TELE2 (OTCMKTS:TLTZY) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Hellenic Telecom Organization and TELE2’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hellenic Telecom Organization||$4.33 billion||1.51||$154.92 million||N/A||N/A|
|TELE2||$3.31 billion||1.72||-$229.35 million||($0.22)||-25.66|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Hellenic Telecom Organization shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Hellenic Telecom Organization pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. TELE2 pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. TELE2 pays out -95.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Hellenic Telecom Organization and TELE2, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hellenic Telecom Organization||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares Hellenic Telecom Organization and TELE2’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hellenic Telecom Organization||3.55%||8.81%||3.17%|
Risk and Volatility
Hellenic Telecom Organization has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TELE2 has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Hellenic Telecom Organization beats TELE2 on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Hellenic Telecom Organization
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.
Tele2 AB (publ), a telecom operator, provides telecommunication services for residential and business customers. The company offers mobile voice telephony, handset data, messaging, and value-added services, such as handset insurance, antivirus, and content services; mobile broadband services; and fixed voice and broadband, TV, and fixed and mobile telephony services. It also provides business-to-business telecommunication services, such as secure and encrypted connections, company-specific mobile network access points, etc.; cloud services comprising voice switching, data center services, business productivity solutions, etc.; and data connectivity, Ethernet connectivity, VPN services, and international IP connectivity services, as well as IoT solutions. As of March 22, 2017, the company served approximately 17 million customers in 9 countries, including Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Austria, and Germany, as well as internationally. Tele2 AB (publ) was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
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