China Unicom (Hong Kong) (CHU) & pdvWireless (PDVW) Financial Review

China Unicom (Hong Kong) (NYSE: CHU) and pdvWireless (NASDAQ:PDVW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares China Unicom (Hong Kong) and pdvWireless’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Unicom (Hong Kong) N/A N/A N/A
pdvWireless -613.47% -17.38% -16.07%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for China Unicom (Hong Kong) and pdvWireless, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Unicom (Hong Kong) 2 2 5 0 2.33
pdvWireless 0 0 1 0 3.00

pdvWireless has a consensus price target of $59.00, indicating a potential upside of 94.40%. Given pdvWireless’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe pdvWireless is more favorable than China Unicom (Hong Kong).

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares China Unicom (Hong Kong) and pdvWireless’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Unicom (Hong Kong) $41.29 billion 0.96 $90.00 million N/A N/A
pdvWireless $4.79 million 91.68 -$39.18 million ($2.48) -12.24

China Unicom (Hong Kong) has higher revenue and earnings than pdvWireless.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.9% of China Unicom (Hong Kong) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.7% of pdvWireless shares are owned by institutional investors. 77.5% of China Unicom (Hong Kong) shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.9% of pdvWireless shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

China Unicom (Hong Kong) beats pdvWireless on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About China Unicom (Hong Kong)

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited is a Hong Kong-based investment holding company principally engaged in the provision of telecommunications services. The Company’s businesses include mobile businesses, fixed-line businesses and others. Its mobile businesses include the provision of call services, roaming services, mobile broadband services, traditional value-added services such as short message services, multimedia message services and wireless Internet access card, as well as new value-added services such as mobile music, mobile television and Wo portal services. Its fixed-line businesses include broadband and Internet networks businesses, among others. The Company’s subsidiaries include CUCL, China Unicom Global Limited and China Unicom (Europe) Operations Limited.

About pdvWireless

pdvWireless, Inc., formerly Pacific DataVision, Inc., is a wireless communications carrier and a provider of mobile workforce communication and location-based solutions. The Company’s solutions focus on enhancing the productivity of its customers’ field-based workers, and the efficiency of their dispatch and call center operations. The Company is deploying and operating the two-way radio networks that offer push-to-talk (PTT) communications services to primarily dispatch-centric, small and medium-sized businesses. The Company has launched its PTT networks in markets throughout the United States. The Company offers its DispatchPlus service, which combines pdvConnect, its suite of mobile communication and workforce management applications with digital network architecture and mobile devices. Developed for dispatch-centric businesses, pdvConnect enables businesses to locate and communicate with their field workers.

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