TELE2 AB/ADR (TLTZY) and Sprint (S) Head-To-Head Review

TELE2 AB/ADR (OTCMKTS: TLTZY) and Sprint (NYSE:S) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

TELE2 AB/ADR has a beta of 1.24, indicating that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sprint has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.


TELE2 AB/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Sprint does not pay a dividend. TELE2 AB/ADR pays out 55.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

12.7% of Sprint shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Sprint shares are held by company 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.


This table compares TELE2 AB/ADR and Sprint’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TELE2 AB/ADR 1.52% 15.86% 6.68%
Sprint 22.73% 0.51% 0.15%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for TELE2 AB/ADR and Sprint, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TELE2 AB/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sprint 4 13 3 0 1.95

Sprint has a consensus target price of $5.84, suggesting a potential upside of 3.98%. Given Sprint’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sprint is more favorable than TELE2 AB/ADR.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TELE2 AB/ADR and Sprint’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TELE2 AB/ADR $2.94 billion 2.20 $49.85 million $0.29 22.10
Sprint $32.41 billion 0.69 $7.39 billion $0.07 80.29

Sprint has higher revenue and earnings than TELE2 AB/ADR. TELE2 AB/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sprint, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Sprint beats TELE2 AB/ADR on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.


Tele2 AB (publ), a telecom operator, provides telecommunication services for residential and business customers. The company offers mobile voice telephony, handset data, messaging, and value-added services, such as handset insurance, antivirus, and content services; mobile broadband services; and fixed voice and broadband, TV, and fixed and mobile telephony services. It also provides business-to-business telecommunication services, such as secure and encrypted connections, company-specific mobile network access points, etc.; cloud services comprising voice switching, data center services, business productivity solutions, etc.; and data connectivity, Ethernet connectivity, VPN services, and international IP connectivity services, as well as IoT solutions. As of March 28, 2018, the company served approximately 17 million customers in 8 countries. It provides services in Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Germany, and internationally. Tele2 AB (publ) was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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