Reviewing SOFTBANK Corp/ADR (SFTBY) & TELE2 AB/ADR (TLTZY)

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SOFTBANK Corp/ADR (OTCMKTS: SFTBY) and TELE2 AB/ADR (OTCMKTS:TLTZY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.1% of SOFTBANK Corp/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SOFTBANK Corp/ADR and TELE2 AB/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SOFTBANK Corp/ADR $82.70 billion 1.01 $9.38 billion N/A N/A
TELE2 AB/ADR $2.94 billion 2.16 $49.85 million $0.29 21.76

SOFTBANK Corp/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than TELE2 AB/ADR.

Dividends

SOFTBANK Corp/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. TELE2 AB/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. TELE2 AB/ADR pays out 55.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for SOFTBANK Corp/ADR and TELE2 AB/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SOFTBANK Corp/ADR 0 0 2 0 3.00
TELE2 AB/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

SOFTBANK Corp/ADR presently has a consensus target price of $53.00, indicating a potential upside of 38.35%. Given SOFTBANK Corp/ADR’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe SOFTBANK Corp/ADR is more favorable than TELE2 AB/ADR.

Profitability

This table compares SOFTBANK Corp/ADR and TELE2 AB/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SOFTBANK Corp/ADR 11.12% 18.44% 3.74%
TELE2 AB/ADR 1.69% 16.04% 6.90%

Volatility & Risk

SOFTBANK Corp/ADR has a beta of 1.15, indicating that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TELE2 AB/ADR has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

SOFTBANK Corp/ADR beats TELE2 AB/ADR on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

SOFTBANK Corp/ADR Company Profile

SoftBank Group Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates in the information industry in Japan and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Domestic Telecommunications, Sprint, Yahoo Japan, Distribution, and ARM. The Domestic Telecommunications segment provides mobile communications and broadband services; sells mobile devices; and provision of fixed-line telecommunications services to corporate customers, such as data communications and fixed-line telephone services. The Sprint segment engages in the provision of mobile communications services; selling and leasing mobile devices and accessories; and provision of fixed-line telecommunications services. The Yahoo Japan segment is involved in Internet advertising, e-commerce, and membership service businesses. The Distribution segment distributes mobile devices; and sells PC software, peripherals, and mobile device accessories. The ARM segment designs microprocessor intellectual property and related technology; and sells software tools. Further, the company operates professional baseball team, as well as manages and maintains baseball stadium and other sports facilities; provides visual, audio, and data content distribution services; generates, supplies, and sells electricity from renewable energy sources; operates IT information site; offers solutions and services for online businesses; and operates software site, through which it conducts an online game business for mobile phones and PCs, as well as engages in robotics planning, development, and marketing activities. SoftBank Group Corp. was formerly known as SoftBank Corp. and changed its name to SoftBank Group Corp. in July 2015. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

TELE2 AB/ADR Company Profile

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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