Head-To-Head Survey: PLDT (PHI) vs. OI (OIBR)

PLDT (NYSE: PHI) and OI (NYSE:OIBR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PLDT and OI’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PLDT $3.49 billion 1.82 $422.12 million $2.43 12.09
OI N/A N/A N/A ($3.29) -2.07

PLDT has higher revenue and earnings than OI. OI is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PLDT, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for PLDT and OI, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PLDT 1 3 3 0 2.29
OI 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares PLDT and OI’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PLDT 16.32% 25.56% 6.29%
OI -24.34% -49.64% -7.06%

Risk & Volatility

PLDT has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OI has a beta of 1.91, meaning that its stock price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

8.9% of PLDT shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

PLDT pays an annual dividend of $1.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. OI does not pay a dividend. PLDT pays out 50.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

PLDT beats OI on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PLDT

PLDT, Inc., formerly Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), is a telecommunications service provider in the Philippines. The Company operates through three business segments: Wireless, Fixed Line and Others. The Company, through its business segments, offers a range of telecommunications services across the Philippines’ fiber optic backbone and wireless and fixed line networks. The Company’s wireless segment provides cellular, wireless broadband and other services, and digital platforms and mobile financial services. Its Fixed Line segment provides local exchange, international long distance, national long distance, data and other network and miscellaneous services under its fixed line business. It offers postpaid and prepaid fixed line services. Its Other business consists of PLDT Communications and Energy Ventures, Inc. (PCEV), an investment holding company. It also focuses on providing wireless voice communications and wireless data communications.

About OI

Oi S.A. is an integrated telecommunications service provider in Brazil. The Company is a switched fixed-line telephony services (STFC) concessionaire. It is engaged in the provision of STFC as a local and intraregional long-distance carrier. Its segments include Residential Services, Personal Mobility, and SMEs/Corporate. It offers a range of integrated telecommunications services that include fixed and mobile, broadband, pay television (TV), data transmission and Internet provider services. The Company’s Residential Services segment is focused on the sale of fixed telephony services, including voice services, data communication services (broadband), and pay TV. The Personal Mobility segment is focused on the sale of mobile telephony services to subscription and prepaid customers, and mobile broadband customer. The SMEs/Corporate segment includes corporate solutions offered to its small, medium-sized, and large corporate customers.

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