Contrasting China Unicom (Hong Kong) (CHU) & Intelsat (I)

China Unicom (Hong Kong) (NYSE: CHU) and Intelsat (NYSE:I) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Volatility & Risk

China Unicom (Hong Kong) has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intelsat has a beta of 1.99, suggesting that its share price is 99% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for China Unicom (Hong Kong) and Intelsat, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Unicom (Hong Kong) 3 2 4 0 2.11
Intelsat 0 3 1 0 2.25

Intelsat has a consensus price target of $4.38, indicating a potential upside of 26.45%. Given Intelsat’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Intelsat is more favorable than China Unicom (Hong Kong).

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares China Unicom (Hong Kong) and Intelsat’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Unicom (Hong Kong) $41.29 billion 1.04 $90.00 million N/A N/A
Intelsat $2.19 billion 0.19 $990.19 million $5.18 0.67

Intelsat has lower revenue, but higher earnings than China Unicom (Hong Kong).

Profitability

This table compares China Unicom (Hong Kong) and Intelsat’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Unicom (Hong Kong) N/A N/A N/A
Intelsat 26.57% N/A -0.78%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.9% of China Unicom (Hong Kong) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.4% of Intelsat shares are owned by institutional investors. 77.5% of China Unicom (Hong Kong) shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Intelsat beats China Unicom (Hong Kong) on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Company Profile

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited is a Hong Kong-based investment holding company principally engaged in the provision of telecommunications services. The Company’s businesses include mobile businesses, fixed-line businesses and others. Its mobile businesses include the provision of call services, roaming services, mobile broadband services, traditional value-added services such as short message services, multimedia message services and wireless Internet access card, as well as new value-added services such as mobile music, mobile television and Wo portal services. Its fixed-line businesses include broadband and Internet networks businesses, among others. The Company’s subsidiaries include CUCL, China Unicom Global Limited and China Unicom (Europe) Operations Limited.

Intelsat Company Profile

Intelsat S.A. operates in satellite services business. The Company provides satellite services to its communications customers around the world. It provides communications services to media companies, fixed and wireless telecommunications operators, data networking service providers for enterprise and mobile applications in the air and on the seas, multinational corporations and Internet service providers (ISPs). The Company is also a provider of commercial satellite communication services to the United States Government and other select military organizations and their contractors. The Company focuses on business-to-business services, indirectly enable enterprise, government and consumer applications through its customers. The Company has operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa and Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

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