Hellenic Telecom Organization (OTCMKTS: HLTOY) and Partner Communications (NASDAQ:PTNR) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.
Hellenic Telecom Organization pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Partner Communications does not pay a dividend.
Risk & Volatility
Hellenic Telecom Organization has a beta of 1.41, suggesting that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Partner Communications has a beta of 1.64, suggesting that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Hellenic Telecom Organization and Partner Communications, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hellenic Telecom Organization||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Hellenic Telecom Organization shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.3% of Partner Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Partner Communications shares are owned by 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 and Earnings
This table compares Hellenic Telecom Organization and Partner Communications’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hellenic Telecom Organization||$4.36 billion||1.42||$75.95 million||N/A||N/A|
|Partner Communications||$943.00 million||0.69||$33.00 million||N/A||N/A|
Hellenic Telecom Organization has higher revenue and earnings than Partner Communications.
This table compares Hellenic Telecom Organization and Partner Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hellenic Telecom Organization||1.89%||8.00%||2.91%|
Hellenic Telecom Organization beats Partner Communications on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Hellenic Telecom Organization
Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications and related services to businesses and individuals in Greece, Romania, and Albania. It operates through OTE, COSMOTE Group, and TELEKOM ROMANIA segments. The company offers fixed-line services; Internet access and ICT services; and TV services. It also provides mobile and satellite telecommunication, e-commerce, financing, consultancy and security, real estate, wholesale telephony, insurance brokerage, training, fixed line telephony, retail, marketing, overdue accounts management, wholesale broadband, and infrastructure services. The company was founded in 1949 and is based in Athens, Greece.
About Partner Communications
Partner Communications Company Ltd. provides various telecommunication services in Israel. It operates in two segments, Cellular and Fixed-Line. The company offers cellular telephony services, including basic cellular telephony, text messaging, Internet browsing and data transfer, content, and roaming services, as well as services provided to other operators that are permitted to use its cellular network. It also provides cellular content and value-added services, such as multimedia messaging, cyber protection, cloud backup, ringtone, music streaming, and various business services; and international roaming services, as well as sells and leases cellular handsets, and related cellular devices and accessories. In addition, the company offers Internet service provider (ISP) services comprising email accounts, Wi-Fi networking, anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, and infrastructure and ISP access services; network and data infrastructure services, information security and integration solutions, business information storage services, and data center and cloud services; international long distance services; fixed-line transmission and data capacity services; and voice over broadband telephony and primary rate interface services. Further, it provides television, high speed broadband fiber optic based network, and value added services; and sell and leases modems, domestic routers, servers, smartboxes, and related equipment, as well as tablets, laptops, landline phones, datacards, televisions, digital cameras, games consoles, audio accessories and related equipment, and integration projects. Additionally, the company offers office communication private branch exchange services to business customers. It offers its services and products through sales and service centers, and direct sales force, as well as through dealers and online. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Rosh HaAyin, Israel.
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