Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ: VOD) and Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Vodafone Group PLC and Gogo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vodafone Group PLC N/A N/A N/A
Gogo -22.58% N/A -11.62%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Vodafone Group PLC and Gogo, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vodafone Group PLC 1 4 6 1 2.58
Gogo 1 1 4 0 2.50

Vodafone Group PLC currently has a consensus price target of $31.52, suggesting a potential upside of 10.06%. Gogo has a consensus price target of $13.69, suggesting a potential upside of 9.94%. Given Vodafone Group PLC’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Vodafone Group PLC is more favorable than Gogo.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

10.2% of Vodafone Group PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.5% of Gogo shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Vodafone Group PLC shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 37.7% of Gogo shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Vodafone Group PLC pays an annual dividend of $1.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. Gogo does not pay a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Vodafone Group PLC and Gogo’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vodafone Group PLC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gogo $645.47 million 1.67 $74.39 million ($1.84) -6.77

Gogo has higher revenue and earnings than Vodafone Group PLC.

Volatility and Risk

Vodafone Group PLC has a beta of 0.52, indicating that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gogo has a beta of 1.76, indicating that its share price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Vodafone Group PLC beats Gogo on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Vodafone Group PLC

Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone) is a telecommunications company. The Company’s business is organized into two geographic regions: Europe, and Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific (AMAP). Its segments include Europe and AMAP. Its Europe segment includes geographic regions, such as Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain and Other Europe. The Other Europe includes the Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Hungary and Romania, among others. Its AMAP segment includes India, South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Lesotho, Africa, Turkey, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, New Zealand and Qatar, among others. The Company provides a range of services, including voice, messaging and data across mobile and fixed networks. The Company acquires spectrum and licenses to use radio frequencies that deliver mobile services. Its fixed capabilities include cable, fiber and copper networks to enable television, broadband and voice services.

About Gogo

Gogo Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a provider of in-flight broadband connectivity and connectivity-enabled services to commercial and business aviation. The Company operates through three segments: Commercial Aviation North America (CA-NA), Commercial Aviation Rest of World (CA-ROW) and Business Aviation (BA). The CA-NA segment offers air-to-ground (ATG) and satellite connectivity and entertainment services to commercial aircraft flying routes generally within North America. The CA-ROW segment offers satellite connectivity and entertainment services, using 2Ku and Ku solutions, to commercial aircraft flying routes outside of North America. The Company’s BA segment offers a suite of integrated equipment, network and Internet connectivity products and services to the business aviation market. As of December 31, 2016, it provided services on 2,943 commercial aircraft. The Company offers a package of airborne equipment for its ATG-4/ATG and satellite services.

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