TELIA Co A B/ADR (OTCMKTS:TLSNY) and Telekom Austria (OTCMKTS:TKAGY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.1% of TELIA Co A B/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for TELIA Co A B/ADR and Telekom Austria, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|TELIA Co A B/ADR||2||0||0||0||1.00|
TELIA Co A B/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Telekom Austria pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. TELIA Co A B/ADR pays out 72.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Telekom Austria pays out 54.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares TELIA Co A B/ADR and Telekom Austria’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TELIA Co A B/ADR||$9.62 billion||1.99||$365.90 million||$0.50||17.68|
|Telekom Austria||$5.24 billion||0.92||$287.33 million||$0.85||17.12|
TELIA Co A B/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Telekom Austria. Telekom Austria is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TELIA Co A B/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility & Risk
TELIA Co A B/ADR has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telekom Austria has a beta of 0.5, suggesting that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares TELIA Co A B/ADR and Telekom Austria’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|TELIA Co A B/ADR||6.13%||7.76%||3.06%|
Telekom Austria beats TELIA Co A B/ADR on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About TELIA Co A B/ADR
Telia Company AB (publ) provides communication services in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania, and Estonia. The company offers mobile, broadband, television, and fixed-line services to businesses, individuals, families, and communities. It also provides contact center, Internet of Things (IoT), hosting, managed Wi-Fi, and cloud and security services; data center and infrastructure services; IP-network solutions and system integration services; and financing solutions. In addition, the company owns and operates fiber backbones. The company markets its products and services under the Telia, Halebop, OneCall, MyCall, Phonero, Get, TDC, Call me, DLG Tele, Diil, Lmt, Amigo, Ezys, and Moldcell brands. It has 16.8 million mobile subscriptions, 1.9 million fixed voice subscriptions, 2.9 million broadband subscriptions, 2.4 million TV subscriptions, 2.1 million IoT subscriptions. The company was formerly known as TeliaSonera AB (publ) and changed its name to Telia Company AB (publ) in April 2016. Telia Company AB (publ) was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Solna, Sweden.
About Telekom Austria
Telekom Austria AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed-line and mobile communications services to individuals, commercial and non-commercial organizations, and other national and foreign carriers. It offers fixed-line services, including access, Internet, fixed-to-mobile calls, international traffic, voice value-added, interconnection, call center, IPTV, smart home, and television services, as well as data, and information and communication technology solutions; and mobile communications services comprise digital mobile communications services, including value-added, text and multimedia messaging, m-commerce, and music platform and information services. The company also provides terminal equipment, convergent products, wholesale services, Internet access services, digital products, cloud and Internet of Things services, and integrated business solutions, as well as mobile payment, entertainment, and broadcasting services. As of December 31, 2018, it provided mobile communication services to approximately 21.0 million customers; and had approximately 6.3 million fixed-line revenue generating units. The company has operations in Austria, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Croatia, the Republic of Serbia, and the Republic of Macedonia. Telekom Austria AG is headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Telekom Austria AG is a subsidiary of América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V.
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