Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) and Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Altice USA and Telefonica Brasil, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Telefonica Brasil pays an annual dividend of $0.82 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. Altice USA does not pay a dividend. Telefonica Brasil pays out 106.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Altice USA has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Altice USA and Telefonica Brasil’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Telefonica Brasil||$12.25 billion||2.08||$1.17 billion||$0.77||19.60|
Telefonica Brasil has higher revenue and earnings than Altice USA.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
13.2% of Altice USA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.3% of Telefonica Brasil 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.
This table compares Altice USA and Telefonica Brasil’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Altice USA beats Telefonica Brasil on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Altice USA
Altice USA, Inc. is engaged in providing broadband communications and video services in the United States. The Company’s segments include Cablevision and Cequel. Cablevision provides broadband, pay television and telephony services to residential and business customers in and around the New York metropolitan area. Cequel provides broadband, pay television and telephony services to residential and business customers in the south-central United States. It also provides services through ten states of Texas, West Virginia, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arizona, California, Missouri and Ohio. The Company also provides Wi-Fi hotspot access content and advertising services. Broadband provides services, such as video streaming, content downloading for time-shifted video consumption and other applications delivered over OTT platforms. Pay Television provides services through cable network. Video services delivered over DSL networks.
About Telefonica Brasil
Telefonica Brasil S.A. is a mobile telecommunications company in Brazil offering postpaid mobile services. The Company also operates as a fixed telecommunications company in the state of Sao Paulo. The Company markets its mobile services under its Vivo brand. It offers its clients a portfolio of products, including mobile and fixed voice, mobile data, fixed broadband, ultra-fast broadband, Pay television, information technology and digital services. Its operations consist of local and long distance fixed telephone services; mobile services, including value-added services; data services, including broadband services and mobile data services; Pay television services through direct to home (DTH), Internet protocol television (IPTV) and cable; network services, such as rental of facilities, as well as other services; wholesale services, including interconnection; digital services; services designed specifically for corporate customers, and the sale of wireless devices and accessories.
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