Telkom SA Ltd ADS (OTCMKTS:TLKGY) and Sunworks (NASDAQ:SUNW) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Telkom SA Ltd ADS and Sunworks, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telkom SA Ltd ADS 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sunworks 0 1 0 0 2.00

Profitability

This table compares Telkom SA Ltd ADS and Sunworks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telkom SA Ltd ADS N/A N/A N/A
Sunworks -10.32% -51.82% -18.94%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Telkom SA Ltd ADS and Sunworks’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Telkom SA Ltd ADS $3.17 billion 0.64 $235.61 million N/A N/A
Sunworks $77.45 million 0.12 -$7.22 million ($0.32) -1.09

Telkom SA Ltd ADS has higher revenue and earnings than Sunworks.

Dividends

Telkom SA Ltd ADS pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Sunworks does not pay a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Telkom SA Ltd ADS has a beta of 1, suggesting that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Sunworks has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

7.3% of Sunworks shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Sunworks shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Telkom SA Ltd ADS beats Sunworks on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Telkom SA Ltd ADS

Telkom SA SOC Limited provides information and communications technology services to residential, business, government, wholesale, corporate, and mobile customers in South Africa and internationally. The company offers fixed-line retail voice services using public switched telephone network lines, which include integrated services digital network lines, value-added voice services, and calling plans; and interconnection services, such as terminating and transiting traffic from South African and international operators, as well as transiting traffic from mobile to international destinations. It also provides fixed-line data services comprising data transmission services, such as point-to-point leased lines, asymmetrical digital subscriber line services, packet-based services, managed data networking services, and Internet access and related information technology services. In addition, the company offers wideband code division multiple access services, including fixed voice, data, and nomadic voice services; mobile communication services consisting of voice and data services, and handset sales under the Telkom Mobile brand name; and turnkey property and tower management solutions. Further, it is involved in the rental, sale, and service of fixed-line customer premises equipment for voice and data needs that consists of PABX, computers, routers, modems, telephone handsets, and other ancillary equipment; and provision of directory and wireless data services. The company was formerly known as Telkom SA Limited and changed its name to Telkom SA SOC Limited in October 2012. Telkom SA SOC Limited was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Centurion, South Africa.

About Sunworks

Sunworks, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides photo voltaic based power systems for the agricultural, commercial, industrial, and residential markets in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, the United States. The company also designs, arranges, finances, integrates, installs, and manages systems ranging in size from 2 kilowatt for residential loads to multi megawatt systems for larger commercial projects. In addition, it offers a range of installation services, including design, system engineering, procurement, permitting, construction, grid connection, warranty, system monitoring, and maintenance services to its solar energy customers. The company was formerly known as Solar3D, Inc. and changed its name to Sunworks, Inc. in March 2016. Sunworks, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Roseville, California.

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