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Contrasting Hellenic Telecom Organization (HLTOY) and Vodafone Group (VOD)

Vodafone Group beats Hellenic Telecom Organization on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Hellenic Telecom Organization (NASDAQ: VOD) and Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Hellenic Telecom Organization and Vodafone Group, 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
Vodafone Group 0 2 8 1 2.91

Vodafone Group has a consensus target price of $33.96, suggesting a potential upside of 59.41%. Given Vodafone Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Vodafone Group is more favorable than Hellenic Telecom Organization.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hellenic Telecom Organization and Vodafone Group’s 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 1.35 $75.95 million N/A N/A
Vodafone Group $54.48 billion 1.04 $3.24 billion $1.36 15.66

Vodafone Group has higher revenue and earnings than Hellenic Telecom Organization.

Risk & Volatility

Hellenic Telecom Organization has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vodafone Group has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Hellenic Telecom Organization pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Vodafone Group pays an annual dividend of $2.35 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.0%. Vodafone Group pays out 172.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Hellenic Telecom Organization shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.1% of Vodafone Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Vodafone Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Hellenic Telecom Organization and Vodafone Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hellenic Telecom Organization 2.37% 8.20% 3.02%
Vodafone Group N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Vodafone Group beats Hellenic Telecom Organization on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hellenic Telecom Organization Company Profile

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.

Vodafone Group Company Profile

Vodafone Group Plc engages in telecommunication services in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. The company’s consumer products include mobile services, such as call, text, and data; broadband; television offerings and voice; mobile money services through M-pesa; Giga TV, an advanced digital service; and converged communication solutions, such as GigaKombi, Vodafone One Net Enterprise, Vodafone One, and Vodafone Meet Anywhere. It also offers Internet of Things connections to communicate securely with network; and cloud and security services for public and private cloud, as well as cloud based applications and products for securing networks and devices. In addition, the company offers carrier services, such as international voice, IP transit, and messaging. Further, it provides renting of mobile virtual network services. Vodafone Group Plc serves approximately 536 million mobile customers and 20 million fixed broadband customers. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Newbury, the United Kingdom.

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