Globe Telecom, Inc. Fully Paid Ord. Shrs (OTCMKTS:GTMEF) and Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM) are both communication services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Globe Telecom, Inc. Fully Paid Ord. Shrs and Iridium Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Globe Telecom, Inc. Fully Paid Ord. Shrs N/A N/A N/A
Iridium Communications -2.56% -0.29% -0.11%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Globe Telecom, Inc. Fully Paid Ord. Shrs and Iridium Communications, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Globe Telecom, Inc. Fully Paid Ord. Shrs 0 1 0 0 2.00
Iridium Communications 1 1 3 0 2.40

Iridium Communications has a consensus target price of $21.94, suggesting a potential downside of 12.25%. Given Iridium Communications’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Iridium Communications is more favorable than Globe Telecom, Inc. Fully Paid Ord. Shrs.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Globe Telecom, Inc. Fully Paid Ord. Shrs and Iridium Communications’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Globe Telecom, Inc. Fully Paid Ord. Shrs N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Iridium Communications $523.01 million 5.37 -$13.38 million ($0.14) -178.57

Globe Telecom, Inc. Fully Paid Ord. Shrs has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Iridium Communications.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.6% of Iridium Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of Iridium Communications shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Iridium Communications beats Globe Telecom, Inc. Fully Paid Ord. Shrs on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Globe Telecom, Inc. Fully Paid Ord. Shrs Company Profile

Globe Telecom, Inc. provides telecommunications services to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, and corporate and enterprise clients in the Philippines. The company operates through Mobile Communications Services and Wireline Communication Services segments. It offers digital wireless communications services under the Globe Postpaid and Prepaid, and Touch Mobile brands; long distance communication or carrier services; a range of broadband Internet, as well as wireline voice and data communication services; mobile payment and remittance services under the GCash brand; and value-added services, such as inbound and outbound short messaging and multimedia messaging, infotext, mobile Internet browsing and content downloading, mobile commerce, and other add-on services. The company also trades in, markets, installs, and services computer equipment, peripherals, manpower, software, and other data processing devices. In addition, it provides managed voice solutions, such as voice over Internet protocol and managed Internet protocol communications; data, Internet access, and data center services, as well as segment-specific solutions for various industries; and mobile value added data content and application development services. Further, the company offers support and shared, advertising, social media marketing, communication and information networking, call center and telemarketing, and private leased circuits and Internet services; and acquires and leases land. It has approximately 60.7 million mobile subscribers, 1.3 million broadband customers, and 1.4 million landline subscribers. Globe Telecom, Inc. was incorporated in 1935 and is headquartered in Taguig, the Philippines.

Iridium Communications Company Profile

Iridium Communications Inc. provides mobile voice and data communications services through satellite to businesses, the U.S. and foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, and consumers worldwide. The company offers postpaid mobile voice and data satellite communications; prepaid mobile voice satellite communications; push-to-talk; broadband data; and Internet of things (IoT) services. It also provides other services, such as inbound connections from the public switched telephone network, short message, subscriber identity module, activation, customer reactivation, and other peripheral services. In addition, the company offers voice and data solutions comprising personnel tracking devices; asset tracking devices for equipment, vehicles, and aircrafts; beyond-line-of-sight aircraft communications applications; submarine communications applications; specialized communications solutions for high-value individuals; mobile communications and data devices for the military and intelligence community, such as secure satellite handsets, as well as netted voice, messaging, and paging services; and maintenance services for the department of defense's dedicated gateway. Further, it provides satellite handsets, personal connectivity devices, voice and data modems, broadband data devices, and IoT data devices; various accessories for its devices that include batteries, holsters, earbud headphones, portable auxiliary antennas, antenna adaptors, USB data cables, charging units, and others; and engineering and support services. Iridium Communications Inc. sells its products and services to commercial end users through a wholesale distribution network that include service providers, and value-added resellers and manufacturers. The company was formerly known as Iridium Holdings LLC and changed its name to Iridium Communications Inc. in September 2009. Iridium Communications Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

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