VimpelCom (NASDAQ: VEON) and Partner Communications (NASDAQ:PTNR) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares VimpelCom and Partner Communications’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|VimpelCom||$9.41 billion||0.74||$3.28 billion||N/A||N/A|
|Partner Communications||$945.32 million||0.78||$122.86 million||$0.15||31.40|
VimpelCom has higher revenue and earnings than Partner Communications.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
11.0% of VimpelCom shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.0% of Partner Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Partner Communications shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares VimpelCom and Partner Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
VimpelCom pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.5%. Partner Communications does not pay a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
VimpelCom has a beta of 2.31, suggesting that its share price is 131% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Partner Communications has a beta of 1.8, suggesting that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for VimpelCom and Partner Communications, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
VimpelCom presently has a consensus target price of $5.50, indicating a potential upside of 38.54%. Partner Communications has a consensus target price of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 239.70%. Given Partner Communications’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Partner Communications is more favorable than VimpelCom.
VimpelCom beats Partner Communications on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
VimpelCom Company Profile
VEON Ltd., formerly VimpelCom Ltd., is a provider of communications services. The Company operates as personal internet platform. It integrates powerful data analytics and artificial intelligence, with a fresh take on messaging capabilities. It enables its users and communities to connect by voice, text, picture and video through a designed interface.
Partner Communications Company Profile
Partner Communications Company Ltd. is a telecommunications company. The Company is engaged in the business of cellular telephony, provided on its second generation (2G), third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) networks. It operates through two segments: cellular segment and fixed-line segment. Its products and services are marketed under the Partner brand. The Company’s cellular business segment includes basic cellular telephony services, text messaging, data, airtime, interconnect, roaming, content services and other value added services. The fixed-line segment includes a range of services provided over fixed-line networks, including Internet service provider (ISP) services, business information storage in a data center and cloud services. The Company also provides wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) networks and fixed-line voice communication services. In addition, the fixed-line segment includes sales of related equipment. It also offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering.
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