Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom (NYSE: TEO) and KT Corporation (NYSE:KT) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom and KT Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom 0 2 2 0 2.50
KT Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom presently has a consensus target price of $29.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.06%. Given Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom is more favorable than KT Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom and KT Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom 8.92% 25.23% 10.79%
KT Corporation 3.06% 6.55% 2.76%

Dividends

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom pays an annual dividend of $0.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. KT Corporation does not pay a dividend. Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom pays out 26.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom has a beta of 1.42, suggesting that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KT Corporation has a beta of 0.46, suggesting that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom and KT Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom $3.16 billion 1.73 $823.94 million $1.69 16.65
KT Corporation $20.83 billion 0.42 $3.99 billion N/A N/A

KT Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.9% of Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.7% of KT Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of KT Corporation shares are held by 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.

Summary

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom beats KT Corporation on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom Company Profile

Telecom Argentina S.A. provides fixed-line telecommunications services in Argentina, and also provides other telephone-related services, such as international long-distance service, data transmission, information technology solutions outsourcing and Internet services. The Company’s segments include Fixed Telecommunications Services (Fixed Services), Personal Mobile Telecommunications Services (Personal Mobile Services) and Nucleo Mobile Telecommunications Services (Nucleo Mobile Services). The Company, through its subsidiaries, also provides mobile telecommunications services and international wholesale services. The Fixed services segment consists of basic telephone services, interconnection services, data transmission and Internet services, information and communication technology services, and other telephone services. The Company, through its subsidiaries, such as Telecom Personal S.A. and Nucleo S.A., provides mobile services in Argentina and Paraguay, respectively.

KT Corporation Company Profile

KT Corporation is a telecommunications service provider. The Company’s segments include the Customer/Marketing Group, the Finance Business Group and the Others Group. The Customer/Marketing Group segment is engaged in providing various telecommunication services to individual/home/corporate customers and the convergence business. The Finance Business Group segment is engaged in providing various financial services, such as credit card. The Others Group segment includes security services, satellite service, information technology and network services, and satellite television services, as well as global business services, which provide global network services to multinational or domestic corporate customers and telecommunications companies. The Company’s principal services include mobile voice and data telecommunications services; fixed-line services; credit card processing and other financial services, and various other services.

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