Rostelecom OJSC (OTCMKTS:ROSYY) and pdvWireless (NASDAQ:PDVW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Rostelecom OJSC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.9% of pdvWireless shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.4% of pdvWireless shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Rostelecom OJSC and pdvWireless’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rostelecom OJSC N/A N/A N/A
pdvWireless -517.89% -16.02% -15.06%

Dividends

Rostelecom OJSC pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. pdvWireless does not pay a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Rostelecom OJSC has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, pdvWireless has a beta of 0.79, indicating that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Rostelecom OJSC and pdvWireless’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rostelecom OJSC $5.22 billion 0.54 $234.21 million N/A N/A
pdvWireless $6.36 million 71.75 -$24.56 million ($2.33) -13.50

Rostelecom OJSC has higher revenue and earnings than pdvWireless.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Rostelecom OJSC and pdvWireless, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rostelecom OJSC 0 0 0 0 N/A
pdvWireless 0 0 1 0 3.00

pdvWireless has a consensus price target of $59.00, suggesting a potential upside of 87.60%. Given pdvWireless’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe pdvWireless is more favorable than Rostelecom OJSC.

Summary

Rostelecom OJSC beats pdvWireless on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Rostelecom OJSC

Public Joint Stock Company Long-Distance and International Telecommunications Rostelecom operates as a national telecommunications company in Russia and Europe. The company offers communication services, such as local, intra-zone, long-distance domestic and international fixed-line telephone, and mobile services, as well as data transmission, Internet, Pay TV, VPN, data center, and radio communication services; and rents communication channels. It operates the intercity network and the international telecommunications gateways of Russia, which carry voice and data traffic that originates in owned, and other national and international operators' networks to national and international operators for termination. The company also operates government programs, including e-Government, unified communication service, and others, as well as offers solutions in the fields of cloud computing, medicine, education, security, and housing and utility services. In addition, it manufactures communication equipment; and provides repair and maintenance, engineering design, recreational, and data storage services, as well as pension funds. The company serves approximately 12.7 million fixed-line broadband subscribers, 9.8 million pay-TV subscribers, and 4.8 million IPTV subscribers, including households, and corporate and government bodies. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

About pdvWireless

pdvWireless, Inc., a wireless communication company, provides network and mobile communication solutions to infrastructure and enterprise customers primarily in the United States. It offers TeamConnect service, which combines pdvConnect, a proprietary suite of mobile communication and workforce management applications with digital network architecture and mobile devices supplied by Motorola Solutions, Inc. The company's mobile communication and workforce management solutions enable businesses to locate and communicate with their field workers, as well as enhance the documentation of work events and job status. pdvWireless, Inc. primarily markets its TeamConnect services to customers indirectly through third-party dealers, with sales, marketing, and advertising support from its internal sales and marketing team. The company was formerly known as Pacific DataVision, Inc. and changed its name to pdvWireless, Inc. in November 2015. pdvWireless, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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