Analyzing VimpelCom (VEON) and Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (TKC)

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE: TKC) and VimpelCom (NASDAQ:VEON) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Dividends

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. VimpelCom pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS pays out 45.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VimpelCom has a beta of 2.31, meaning that its stock price is 131% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS and VimpelCom’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS N/A N/A N/A $0.55 16.45
VimpelCom $9.41 billion 0.74 $3.28 billion N/A N/A

VimpelCom has higher revenue and earnings than Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

5.7% of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.9% of VimpelCom 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.

Profitability

This table compares Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS and VimpelCom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS 12.16% 17.65% 8.70%
VimpelCom 18.26% -8.29% -1.80%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS and VimpelCom, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS 0 2 4 0 2.67
VimpelCom 0 2 8 0 2.80

VimpelCom has a consensus price target of $5.50, indicating a potential upside of 38.89%. Given VimpelCom’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe VimpelCom is more favorable than Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS.

Summary

VimpelCom beats Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS Company Profile

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS is engaged in establishing and operating a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network in Turkey and regional states. The Company’s segments include Turkcell Turkey, which includes the operations of Turkcell Superonline, Turkcell Satis ve Dagitim Hizmetleri A.S., group call center operations of Global Bilgi Pazarlama Danisma ve Cagri Servisi Hizmetleri A.S., Turktell Bilisim Servisleri A.S., Kule Hizmet ve Isletmecilik A.S., Turkcell Odeme Hizmetleri A.S. and Turkcell Gayrimenkul Hizmetleri A.S; Turkcell International, which includes the operations of Kibris Mobile Telekomunikasyon Limited Sirketi, Eastasian Consortium BV, lifecell LLC, UkrTower LLC, LLC Global Bilgi, Turkcell Europe GmbH, Lifetech LLC, Beltower LLC and Fintur Holdings BV, and Other, which comprises the information and entertainment services in Turkey and Azerbaijan, and non-group call center operations of Turkcell Global Bilgi and Turkcell Finansman AS.

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.

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