Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) and Loop Industries (NASDAQ:LOOP) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Telefonica Brasil and Loop Industries’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Telefonica Brasil||$11.41 billion||1.77||$2.44 billion||$1.39||8.61|
|Loop Industries||N/A||N/A||-$14.03 million||N/A||N/A|
Risk & Volatility
Telefonica Brasil has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Loop Industries has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Telefonica Brasil and Loop Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Telefonica Brasil currently has a consensus target price of $14.17, suggesting a potential upside of 18.35%. Given Telefonica Brasil’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Telefonica Brasil is more favorable than Loop Industries.
This table compares Telefonica Brasil and Loop Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Telefonica Brasil pays an annual dividend of $0.39 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Loop Industries does not pay a dividend. Telefonica Brasil pays out 28.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
10.0% of Telefonica Brasil shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.9% of Loop Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 60.6% of Loop Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Telefonica Brasil beats Loop Industries on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Telefonica Brasil Company Profile
Telefônica Brasil S.A. provides mobile and fixed telecommunications services to residential and corporate customers in Brazil. Its fixed line services portfolio includes local, domestic long-distance, and international long-distance calls; and mobile portfolio comprises voice and broadband Internet access through 3G, 4G, and 4.5G, as well as mobile value-added services and wireless roaming services. The company also offers data services, including broadband and mobile data services. In addition, it provides pay TV services through direct to home satellite technology, IPTV, and cable, as well as pay-per-view and video on demand services; network services, such as rental of facilities; other services comprising Internet access, private network connectivity, computer equipment leasing, extended, caller identification, voice mail, cellular blocker, and others; wholesale services, including interconnection services to users of other network providers; and digital services, such as entertainment, cloud, and financial services. Further, the company offers multimedia communication services, which include audio, data, voice and other sounds, images, texts, and other information, as well as sells devices, such as smartphones, broadband USB modems, and other devices. Additionally, it provides telecommunications solutions and IT support to various industries, such as retail, manufacturing, services, financial institutions, government, etc. Telefônica Brasil S.A. markets and sells its solutions through own stores, dealers, retail and distribution channels, door-to-door sales, and telesales. The company was formerly known as Telecomunicações de São Paulo S.A. – TELESP and changed its name to Telefônica Brasil S.A. in October 2011. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. Telefônica Brasil S.A. is a subsidiary of SP Telecomunicações Participações Ltda.
Loop Industries Company Profile
Loop Industries, Inc. focuses on depolymerizing waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics and polyester fibers into base building blocks. It re-polymerized monomers into virgin-quality PET plastic for use in food-grade plastic packaging, such as water and soda bottles, as well as polyester fibers for textile applications. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Terrebonne, Canada.
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