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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Partner Communications and Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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

Partner Communications currently has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 228.58%. Given Partner Communications’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Partner Communications is more favorable than Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS.

Profitability

This table compares Partner Communications and Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS’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%
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS 12.16% 17.65% 8.70%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Partner Communications and Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Partner Communications N/A N/A N/A $0.15 32.46
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS N/A N/A N/A $0.55 16.87

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.

Volatility and Risk

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.0% of Partner Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.7% of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Partner Communications shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS beats Partner Communications on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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.

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