Telecom Italia (NYSE:TI.A) and B Communications (NASDAQ:BCOM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and earnings.
This is a summary of current ratings for Telecom Italia and B Communications, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Telecom Italia and B Communications’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Telecom Italia||$23.00 billion||0.13||$1.27 billion||N/A||N/A|
|B Communications||$2.82 billion||0.06||$22.00 million||N/A||N/A|
Telecom Italia has higher revenue and earnings than B Communications.
This table compares Telecom Italia and B Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
1.0% of Telecom Italia shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.5% of B Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Telecom Italia pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. B Communications does not pay a dividend. B Communications has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.
Risk & Volatility
Telecom Italia has a beta of 0.6, meaning that its share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, B Communications has a beta of 1.84, meaning that its share price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Telecom Italia beats B Communications on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Telecom Italia Company Profile
Telecom Italia SpA engages in the provision of telecommunication and Internet services, digital contents, and cloud services. It operates through the following business segments: Domestic, Brazil, and Other Operations. The Domestic segment includes operations in Italian voice and data operations on fixed and mobile networks for retail and wholesale customers; the international wholesale through Telecom Italia Sparkle; and products and services for information technology through the Olivetti group. The Brazil segment includes mobile and fixed telecommunications operations in Brazil. The Other Operations segment includes finance companies and other minor companies not strictly related to the core business. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Rome, Italy.
B Communications Company Profile
B Communications Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of telecommunications services for business and private customers in Israel. The company offers fixed-line telephony, fixed-line broadband Internet infrastructure access, Internet service provider, cellular telephony, international telephony, international and domestic data transfer and network, information and communication technology, pay television, multi-channel television, television and radio broadcasts, satellite broadcasts, and customer call center services, as well as other communications infrastructures and services. It is also involved in the maintenance and development of communications infrastructures; provision of communications services to other communications providers; and supply and maintenance of equipment on customer premises, such as network end point services. The company was formerly known as 012 Smile. Communications Ltd. and changed its name to B Communications Ltd. in March 2010. B Communications Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is based in Ramat Gan, Israel. B Communications Ltd. is a subsidiary of Internet Gold – Golden Lines Ltd.
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