Comparing MTN Grp Ltd/S (MTNOY) and Yara International ASA (YARIY)

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MTN Grp Ltd/S (OTCMKTS:MTNOY) and Yara International ASA (OTCMKTS:YARIY) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of MTN Grp Ltd/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Yara International ASA shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MTN Grp Ltd/S and Yara International ASA’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MTN Grp Ltd/S $10.00 billion 1.10 $332.37 million N/A N/A
Yara International ASA $11.36 billion 1.10 $477.98 million N/A N/A

Yara International ASA has higher revenue and earnings than MTN Grp Ltd/S.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for MTN Grp Ltd/S and Yara International ASA, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MTN Grp Ltd/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
Yara International ASA 1 0 4 0 2.60

Volatility and Risk

MTN Grp Ltd/S has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yara International ASA has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

MTN Grp Ltd/S pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Yara International ASA pays an annual dividend of $0.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%.

Profitability

This table compares MTN Grp Ltd/S and Yara International ASA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MTN Grp Ltd/S N/A N/A N/A
Yara International ASA 0.82% 4.26% 2.60%

Summary

Yara International ASA beats MTN Grp Ltd/S on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

MTN Grp Ltd/S Company Profile

MTN Group Limited operates in the telecommunications industry. It offers voice, data, access, virtual private network, and cloud solutions. The company also provides digital services, such as mobile money account; and entertainment services, including MTN Music and Play. As of December 31, 2017, the company had 217.2 million subscribers in 24 countries in Africa and the Middle East. MTN Group Limited was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Yara International ASA Company Profile

Yara International ASA provides environmental and industrial solutions in Norway and internationally. It operates through three segments: Crop Nutrition, Industrial, and Production. The Crop Nutrition segment offers nitrogen-based fertilizers, including urea, urea ammonium nitrate, calcium ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate, calcium nitrate, and compound fertilizers that contain plant nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, as well as foliar and fertigation solutions through micronutrients. It also sells phosphate- and potash-based fertilizers sourced from third parties, as well as delivers equipment and services to store or handle products. This segment sells its products to distributors, as well as directly to farmers and co-operatives. The Industrial segment develops and sells urea, ammonia, phosphate, nitric acid, technical ammonium nitrate, and calcium nitrate for industrial applications within base chemicals, mining applications, animal nutrition, environmental solutions, and industrial nitrates. It also provides solution of reagents, technology, and service for NOx abatement for industrial plants, and transport at land and sea. The Production segment produces ammonia, fertilizers, and industrial products. It is also involved in the operation of phosphate mines; trade and shipping of ammonia; and sale of fertilizers. The company also provides logistics services; and operates customer service centers. It provides its products under the YaraBela, YaraLiva, YaraMila, YaraTera, YaraVera, and YaraVita brands. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

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