Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE: TKC) and Partner Communications (NASDAQ:PTNR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS and Partner Communications, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS 0 2 4 0 2.67
Partner Communications 0 0 1 0 3.00

Partner Communications has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 229.90%. Given Partner Communications’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Partner Communications is more favorable than Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS.

Volatility and Risk

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Partner Communications has a beta of 1.8, indicating that its stock price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Partner Communications does not pay a dividend. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS pays out 45.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS and Partner Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS 12.16% 17.65% 8.70%
Partner Communications 2.70% 8.13% 1.75%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.7% of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.0% of Partner Communications shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Partner Communications shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS and Partner Communications’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS N/A N/A N/A $0.55 16.56
Partner Communications N/A N/A N/A $0.15 32.33

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Partner Communications, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS beats Partner Communications on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS is engaged in establishing and operating a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network in Turkey and regional states. The Company’s segments include Turkcell Turkey, which includes the operations of Turkcell Superonline, Turkcell Satis ve Dagitim Hizmetleri A.S., group call center operations of Global Bilgi Pazarlama Danisma ve Cagri Servisi Hizmetleri A.S., Turktell Bilisim Servisleri A.S., Kule Hizmet ve Isletmecilik A.S., Turkcell Odeme Hizmetleri A.S. and Turkcell Gayrimenkul Hizmetleri A.S; Turkcell International, which includes the operations of Kibris Mobile Telekomunikasyon Limited Sirketi, Eastasian Consortium BV, lifecell LLC, UkrTower LLC, LLC Global Bilgi, Turkcell Europe GmbH, Lifetech LLC, Beltower LLC and Fintur Holdings BV, and Other, which comprises the information and entertainment services in Turkey and Azerbaijan, and non-group call center operations of Turkcell Global Bilgi and Turkcell Finansman AS.

About Partner Communications

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.

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