PLDT (NYSE: PHI) and Telecom Italia (NYSE:TI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares PLDT and Telecom Italia’s gross 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||12.08|
|Telecom Italia||$21.06 billion||0.88||$2.00 billion||N/A||N/A|
PLDT pays an annual dividend of $1.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Telecom Italia does not pay a dividend. PLDT pays out 50.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of recent ratings for PLDT and Telecom Italia, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Telecom Italia has a consensus price target of $1.80, indicating a potential downside of 79.31%. Given Telecom Italia’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Telecom Italia is more favorable than PLDT.
This table compares PLDT and Telecom Italia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
9.0% of PLDT shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.8% of Telecom Italia shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
PLDT has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telecom Italia has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.
PLDT beats Telecom Italia on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
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 Telecom Italia
Telecom Italia S.p.A. (Telecom Italia) operates fixed voice and data infrastructure in Italy, and provides mobile network platforms. The Company focuses on various areas of digital services, including Enriched Communication, Trusted Digital Life, Business Life, Indoor Life, Mobile Open Life and Digital Entertainment. Its segments include Consumer, Business, National Wholesale and Other. It is engaged in developing various projects in areas, including Smart Green, Social Reading, Solutions for good schooling, Digital tourism 2.0, Smart Home, FriendTV and Big Data. Smart Green is the assessment of projects connected with the environment and potential partnerships with the local government offices for the monitoring of air in public offices and urban areas, using networks of sensors connected to the Company’s Cloud. The Company is involved, either alone or in partnership with external partners, in devising and developing healthcare services at national, regional and local level.
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