Partner Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR) and Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitabiliy and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Partner Communications and Vonage Holdings Corp.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Partner Communications N/A N/A N/A $0.15 33.60
Vonage Holdings Corp. $972.14 million 1.49 $100.53 million $0.06 108.52

Vonage Holdings Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than Partner Communications. Partner Communications is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vonage Holdings Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Partner Communications has a beta of 1.8, indicating that its stock price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vonage Holdings Corp. has a beta of -0.01, indicating that its stock price is 101% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.0% of Partner Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.1% of Vonage Holdings Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Partner Communications shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.1% of Vonage Holdings Corp. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Partner Communications and Vonage Holdings Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Partner Communications 1 0 1 0 2.00
Vonage Holdings Corp. 0 0 6 0 3.00

Partner Communications currently has a consensus target price of $17.50, suggesting a potential upside of 247.22%. Vonage Holdings Corp. has a consensus target price of $8.25, suggesting a potential upside of 26.73%. Given Partner Communications’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Partner Communications is more favorable than Vonage Holdings Corp..

Profitability

This table compares Partner Communications and Vonage Holdings Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Partner Communications 2.70% 8.13% 1.75%
Vonage Holdings Corp. 1.63% 13.56% 6.23%

Summary

Vonage Holdings Corp. beats Partner Communications on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Partner Communications Company Profile

Partner Communications Company Ltd. is a telecommunications company. The Company is engaged in the business of cellular telephony, provided on its second generation (2G), third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) networks. It operates through two segments: cellular segment and fixed-line segment. Its products and services are marketed under the Partner brand. The Company’s cellular business segment includes basic cellular telephony services, text messaging, data, airtime, interconnect, roaming, content services and other value added services. The fixed-line segment includes a range of services provided over fixed-line networks, including Internet service provider (ISP) services, business information storage in a data center and cloud services. The Company also provides wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) networks and fixed-line voice communication services. In addition, the fixed-line segment includes sales of related equipment. It also offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering.

Vonage Holdings Corp. Company Profile

Vonage Holdings Corp. is a provider of cloud communications services for businesses and consumers, and consumer and communication solutions across multiple devices. The Company operates through two segments: Business and Consumer. For business services customers, the Company provides cloud-based unified communications as a service (UCaaS) solutions, consisting of integrated voice, text, video, data, collaboration, and mobile applications over its scalable session initiation protocol (SIP) based voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) network. It serves a range of the business market, including the small and medium business (SMB), mid-market and enterprise segments. Through its cloud-based middleware solution, gUnify, the Company provides customers the ability to integrate its cloud communications platform with various cloud-based productivity and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, including Google’s G Suite, Zendesk, Salesforce’s Sales Cloud, Oracle and Clio.

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