Millicom International Cellular (MIICF) vs. Pharol SGPS (PTGCY) Critical Review

Millicom International Cellular (OTCMKTS:MIICF) and Pharol SGPS (OTCMKTS:PTGCY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.


Millicom International Cellular pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Pharol SGPS does not pay a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Millicom International Cellular and Pharol SGPS’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Millicom International Cellular $6.02 billion 1.00 $85.00 million N/A N/A
Pharol SGPS N/A N/A -$911.58 million N/A N/A

Millicom International Cellular has higher revenue and earnings than Pharol SGPS.

Risk and Volatility

Millicom International Cellular has a beta of 1.36, suggesting that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pharol SGPS has a beta of 3.22, suggesting that its stock price is 222% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Millicom International Cellular and Pharol SGPS, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Millicom International Cellular 1 0 2 0 2.33
Pharol SGPS 0 0 0 0 N/A


This table compares Millicom International Cellular and Pharol SGPS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Millicom International Cellular 2.50% 4.56% 1.57%
Pharol SGPS N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.7% of Millicom International Cellular shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.1% of Pharol SGPS shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Millicom International Cellular beats Pharol SGPS on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Millicom International Cellular

Millicom International Cellular S.A. provides cable and mobile services in Latin America and Africa. It offers mobile services to approximately 53 million customers; pay-TV and broadband services; and a range of digital services, including high-speed data, cable TV, voice and SMS, mobile financial services, and business solutions. The company markets its products and services under the Tigo, Tigo Business, Tigo Money, Tigo Sports, and Tigo Music brands. Millicom International Cellular S.A. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

About Pharol SGPS

Pharol, SGPS S.A. provides telecommunication services. The company was formerly known as Portugal Telecom, SGPS, SA and changed its name to Pharol, SGPS S.A. in May 2015. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal.

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