SINGAPORE TELEC/S (OTCMKTS:SGAPY) and IDT (NYSE:IDT) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.
SINGAPORE TELEC/S pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. IDT pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%.
This table compares SINGAPORE TELEC/S and IDT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of recent recommendations for SINGAPORE TELEC/S and IDT, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Volatility & Risk
SINGAPORE TELEC/S has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IDT has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.1% of SINGAPORE TELEC/S shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.1% of IDT shares are held by institutional investors. 22.5% of IDT shares are held by company insiders. 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.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares SINGAPORE TELEC/S and IDT’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SINGAPORE TELEC/S||$12.93 billion||2.85||$4.02 billion||N/A||N/A|
|IDT||$1.55 billion||0.10||$5.19 million||N/A||N/A|
SINGAPORE TELEC/S has higher revenue and earnings than IDT.
SINGAPORE TELEC/S beats IDT on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
SINGAPORE TELEC/S Company Profile
Singapore Telecommunications Limited provides a portfolio of communication and technology, and infotainment services to consumers and businesses in Asia, Australia, and Africa. It operates through three segments: Group Consumer, Group Enterprise, and Group Digital Life. The Group Consumer segment engages in the carriage business, including mobile, pay TV, fixed broadband, and voice, as well as equipment sales. The Group Enterprise segment offers mobile, equipment sales, fixed voice and data, managed, cloud computing, cyber security, and IT and professional consulting services. The Group Digital Life segment is involved in the digital marketing, regional OTT video, and advanced analytics and intelligence businesses. The company also operates a venture capital fund that focuses its investments on technologies and solutions; and offers ICT solutions and marketing technology services. In addition, it offers inSing.com that provides hyper-local content, user reviews, and editorials, as well as business or service information; and Trustwave that enables businesses fight cybercrime, protect data, and reduce security risk. The company is headquartered in Singapore.
IDT Company Profile
IDT Corporation operates primarily in the telecommunications and payment industries in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Telecom & Payment Services, and net2phone-Unified Communications as a Service. The Telecom & Payment Services Services segment offers retail telecommunication products, including international long-distance calling products primarily to foreign-born communities; wholesale international long distance traffic termination services for tier 1 fixed line and mobile network operators, as well as for other service providers; and payment offerings, such as international and domestic airtime top-up, domestic bill payment, and international money transfer services. The net2phone-Unified Communications as a Service segment provides voice over Internet protocol products and services under the net2phone brand name, including cloud-based private branch exchange (PBX) services to enterprise customers primarily through value-added resellers, service providers, telecom agents, and managed service providers; session initiation protocol trunking services, which support inbound and outbound domestic and international calling from an IP PBX; and cable telephony services. The company is also involved in the provision of offers local/long distance residential phone services under the brand name IDT America. IDT Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.
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