Partner Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR) and VimpelCom (NASDAQ:VEON) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, earnings, dividends and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Partner Communications has a beta of 1.8, suggesting that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VimpelCom has a beta of 2.3, suggesting that its share price is 130% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.0% of Partner Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.2% of VimpelCom shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Partner Communications shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Partner Communications and VimpelCom’s 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 33.38
VimpelCom $9.15 billion 0.77 $3.12 billion N/A N/A

VimpelCom has higher revenue and earnings than Partner Communications.

Dividends

VimpelCom pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Partner Communications does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Partner Communications and VimpelCom, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Partner Communications 0 0 1 0 3.00
VimpelCom 1 1 8 0 2.70

Partner Communications currently has a consensus price target of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 219.52%. VimpelCom has a consensus price target of $5.31, suggesting a potential upside of 32.81%. Given Partner Communications’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Partner Communications is more favorable than VimpelCom.

Profitability

This table compares Partner Communications and VimpelCom’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%
VimpelCom 23.33% -7.27% -1.34%

Summary

VimpelCom beats Partner Communications on 6 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.

VimpelCom Company Profile

VEON Ltd., formerly VimpelCom Ltd., is a provider of communications services. The Company operates as personal internet platform. It integrates powerful data analytics and artificial intelligence, with a fresh take on messaging capabilities. It enables its users and communities to connect by voice, text, picture and video through a designed interface.

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