IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT) and Oi SA (NYSE:OIBR) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares IDT Corporation and Oi SA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IDT Corporation 0.55% 14.44% 4.56%
Oi SA -24.34% -49.64% -7.06%

Dividends

IDT Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Oi SA does not pay a dividend. IDT Corporation pays out 200.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for IDT Corporation and Oi SA, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IDT Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Oi SA 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

52.0% of IDT Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 12.8% of IDT Corporation shares are held by company 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares IDT Corporation and Oi SA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IDT Corporation $1.47 billion 0.22 $26.51 million $0.38 36.37
Oi SA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

IDT Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Oi SA.

Summary

IDT Corporation beats Oi SA on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About IDT Corporation

IDT Corporation is a holding company with operations primarily in the telecommunications and payment industries. The Company’s segments include Telecom Platform Services, Consumer Phone Services and All Other. The Company’s Telecom Platform Services segment provides retail telecommunications and payment offerings, as well as wholesale international long distance traffic termination. The Telecom Platform Services segment markets and distributes multiple communications and payment services across four businesses: Retail Communications, Wholesale Carrier Services, Payment Services and Hosted Platform Solutions. The Company’s Consumer Phone Services segment provides consumer local and long distance services in certain states of the United States. The Telecom Platform Services and Consumer Phone Services segments comprise the Company’s IDT Telecom division. The All Other segment includes its real estate holdings and other smaller businesses.

About Oi SA

Oi S.A. is an integrated telecommunications service provider in Brazil. The Company is a switched fixed-line telephony services (STFC) concessionaire. It is engaged in the provision of STFC as a local and intraregional long-distance carrier. Its segments include Residential Services, Personal Mobility, and SMEs/Corporate. It offers a range of integrated telecommunications services that include fixed and mobile, broadband, pay television (TV), data transmission and Internet provider services. The Company’s Residential Services segment is focused on the sale of fixed telephony services, including voice services, data communication services (broadband), and pay TV. The Personal Mobility segment is focused on the sale of mobile telephony services to subscription and prepaid customers, and mobile broadband customer. The SMEs/Corporate segment includes corporate solutions offered to its small, medium-sized, and large corporate customers.

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