VIVENDI SA/ADR (OTCMKTS:VIVHY) and Advanced Info Service PCL (OTCMKTS:AVIFY) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for VIVENDI SA/ADR and Advanced Info Service PCL, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Advanced Info Service PCL||0||0||0||0||N/A|
VIVENDI SA/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Advanced Info Service PCL pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. VIVENDI SA/ADR pays out 35.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.1% of VIVENDI SA/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
VIVENDI SA/ADR has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advanced Info Service PCL has a beta of 0.35, indicating that its share price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares VIVENDI SA/ADR and Advanced Info Service PCL’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Advanced Info Service PCL||18.37%||59.95%||10.76%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares VIVENDI SA/ADR and Advanced Info Service PCL’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|VIVENDI SA/ADR||$14.13 billion||2.34||$1.39 billion||$1.15||22.16|
|Advanced Info Service PCL||$4.65 billion||3.57||$887.28 million||N/A||N/A|
VIVENDI SA/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Advanced Info Service PCL.
About VIVENDI SA/ADR
Vivendi SA operates as a content media and communication company in France, rest of Europe, the United States, and internationally. It operates through Universal Music Group, Canal+ Group, Havas, Gameloft, Vivendi Village, and New Initiatives segments. The Universal Music Group segment is involved in the sale of digital and physical recorded music; and exploitation of music publishing rights, as well as provides artist and merchandising services. The Canal+ Group segment publishes and distributes premium and thematic pay-TV channels and free-to-air channels; and produces, sells, and distributes cinema films and TV series. The Havas segment covers various communications disciplines, including creativity, media expertise, and healthcare/wellness. The Gameloft segment engages in the creation and publishing of downloadable video games for mobile phones, tablets, triple-play boxes, and smart TVs. The Vivendi Village segment provides ticketing and experts counseling services; and operates L'Olympia and Théâtre de L'OEuvre, as well as CanalOlympia live performance venues. The New Initiatives segment operates Dailymotion, a video content aggregation and distribution platform; and produces digital content. The company was formerly known as Vivendi Universal S.A. and changed its name to Vivendi SA in April 2006. Vivendi SA was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
About Advanced Info Service PCL
Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited operates as a mobile phone network company primarily in Thailand. The company operates through three segments: Mobile Phone and Call Center Services, Mobile Phone Sales, and Datanet and Broadband Services. It is involved in the operation of cellular telephone networks in the frequency of 900 MHz; and in 2.1 GHz and 1800 MHz frequencies. The company also imports and distributes mobile handsets and accessories, as well as distributes cash cards; and provides online data communications services through telephone landlines and optical fiber, as well as electronic payment services. In addition, it provides services, such as international telephone service/gateway, broadcasting network, and television broadcasting services for various channels. Further, the company offers IT, content aggregator, and billing and collection outsourcing services; and operates in land and building rental and service, as well as related facilities. Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited was founded in 1989 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand.
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