Critical Contrast: Orange SA (ORAN) and Telecom Italia S.P.A. (TI)

Orange SA (NASDAQ: ORAN) and Telecom Italia S.P.A. (NYSE:TI) are both large-cap telecommunications services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Orange SA and Telecom Italia S.P.A., as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orange SA 2 0 3 0 2.20
Telecom Italia S.P.A. 0 2 1 0 2.33

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Orange SA and Telecom Italia S.P.A.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Orange SA $49.41 billion 0.88 $14.60 billion N/A N/A
Telecom Italia S.P.A. $23.67 billion 0.77 $10.20 billion N/A N/A

Orange SA has higher revenue and earnings than Telecom Italia S.P.A..

Profitability

This table compares Orange SA and Telecom Italia S.P.A.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orange SA 4.09% 4.47% 1.76%
Telecom Italia S.P.A. N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.8% of Telecom Italia S.P.A. shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Orange SA beats Telecom Italia S.P.A. on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Orange SA Company Profile

Orange SA is a telecommunications operator. The Company also provides telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. The Company’s segments include France, Spain, Poland, Belgium and Luxembourg, Central European countries, Africa and Middle East, Enterprise, and International Carriers & Shared Services. The Company provides consumers, businesses and other telecommunications operators with a range of services, including fixed telephony and mobile telecommunications, data transmission and other value-added services, mainly in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The Company offers fixed-line telephony, mobile telephony and Internet services in France. The Company offers fixed-line telephony, mobile telephony and Internet services in Spain. The Company offers fixed-line and mobile telephony, and Internet services in Poland. The Company operates through Mobistar and Groupama Banque SA.

Telecom Italia S.P.A. Company Profile

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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