Comparing China Telecom (CHA) & RR Media (RRM)

RR Media (NASDAQ: RRM) and China Telecom (NYSE:CHA) are both wireless telecommunications services – nec companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.4% of China Telecom shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for RR Media and China Telecom, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RR Media 0 0 0 0 N/A
China Telecom 0 0 1 0 3.00

Profitability

This table compares RR Media and China Telecom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RR Media 3.49% 5.83% 3.07%
China Telecom N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

RR Media pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. China Telecom pays an annual dividend of $1.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. RR Media pays out 60.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares RR Media and China Telecom’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RR Media N/A N/A N/A $0.46 28.37
China Telecom $53.05 billion 0.73 $2.71 billion N/A N/A

China Telecom has higher revenue and earnings than RR Media.

Summary

China Telecom beats RR Media on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About RR Media

MX1 Ltd, formerly RR Media Ltd, is an Israel-based global media services provider. It is a media globalize company that works with media businesses to transform content into a viewer experience for a global audience. MX1 Ltd offers a range of content management, delivery and digital media services. It distributes more than 1000 television (TV) channels, manages the play out of more than 400 channels and delivers syndicated content to more than 120 subscription Video on Demand (VOD) platforms. The Company has offices worldwide and operates global media centers, enabling customers to reach people around the world. MX1 Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG.

About China Telecom

China Telecom Corporation Limited is an investment holding company principally engaged in telecommunications and related businesses. The Company provides integrated information services, including wireline and mobile telecommunications services, Internet access services, information services and other value-added telecommunications services. The Company mainly operates its business in domestic market.

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