Comparing Internet Gold Golden Lines (IGLD) & TalkTalk Telecom Group (TKTCY)

Internet Gold Golden Lines (NASDAQ:IGLD) and TalkTalk Telecom Group (OTCMKTS:TKTCY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Internet Gold Golden Lines has a beta of 1.55, indicating that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TalkTalk Telecom Group has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Internet Gold Golden Lines and TalkTalk Telecom Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Internet Gold Golden Lines -2.53% -10.13% -1.10%
TalkTalk Telecom Group N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.0% of Internet Gold Golden Lines shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Internet Gold Golden Lines shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

TalkTalk Telecom Group pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Internet Gold Golden Lines does not pay a dividend. TalkTalk Telecom Group pays out 141.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Internet Gold Golden Lines and TalkTalk Telecom Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Internet Gold Golden Lines $2.82 billion 0.02 -$4.00 million N/A N/A
TalkTalk Telecom Group $2.27 billion 1.05 -$104.80 million $0.12 104.17

Internet Gold Golden Lines has higher revenue and earnings than TalkTalk Telecom Group.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Internet Gold Golden Lines and TalkTalk Telecom Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Internet Gold Golden Lines 0 0 0 0 N/A
TalkTalk Telecom Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

Internet Gold Golden Lines Company Profile

Internet Gold – Golden Lines Ltd. provides various telecommunications services in Israel. The company offers domestic fixed-line, cellular, and international communication services; Internet services; and multi-channel television, television and radio broadcasting, satellite broadcasting, and customer call center services. It also engages in the development and maintenance of communication infrastructure, as well as provision of communication services to other communications providers; online shopping and classified ads; and engages in the supply and maintenance of equipment on customer premises. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Ramat Gan, Israel. Internet Gold – Golden Lines Ltd. is a subsidiary of Eurocom Communications Ltd.

TalkTalk Telecom Group Company Profile

TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC provides fixed line, TV, and mobile telecommunications services. It offers landline, broadband, fiber, TV, and mobile services, including fixed price plans and unlimited broadband usage, as well as HomeSafe, a network-based security and filtering system. The company also provides various business-grade communications products and services, including Internet access, data, voice, and mobile. TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC was founded in 2002 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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