Analyzing Cellcom Israel (CEL) and RR Media (RRM)

Cellcom Israel (NYSE: CEL) and RR Media (NASDAQ:RRM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Cellcom Israel and RR Media, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cellcom Israel 1 0 0 0 1.00
RR Media 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cellcom Israel 3.08% 8.63% 1.90%
RR Media 3.49% 5.83% 3.07%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cellcom Israel and RR Media’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cellcom Israel $1.05 billion 0.81 $39.00 million $0.32 26.09
RR Media N/A N/A N/A $0.46 N/A

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

Dividends

RR Media pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share. Cellcom Israel does not pay a dividend. RR Media pays out 60.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

7.2% of Cellcom Israel shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Cellcom Israel Company Profile

Cellcom Israel Ltd. is engaged in the provision of cellular telephone services. The Company offers fixed-line services. The Company operates in two segments: Cellular and Fixed-line. The cellular segment includes the cellular communications services, end user cellular equipment and supplemental services. The fixed-line segment includes landline and long distance telephony services, Internet infrastructure and connectivity services, television services, end user fixed-line equipment and supplemental services. The Company provides a range of cellular services through its second generation (2G), third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) network. The Company’s services include basic cellular telephony services, text and multimedia messaging, advanced cellular content and data services, and other value-added services. It also offers international roaming services, a range of handsets from various manufacturers, and repair services on most handsets it offers.

RR Media Company Profile

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.

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