Maxcom Telecomunic (OTCMKTS:MXMTY) and VIVENDI SA/ADR (OTCMKTS:VIVHY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Dividends

VIVENDI SA/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Maxcom Telecomunic does not pay a dividend. VIVENDI SA/ADR pays out 38.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Maxcom Telecomunic and VIVENDI SA/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Maxcom Telecomunic $68.52 million 0.15 -$14.60 million N/A N/A
VIVENDI SA/ADR $16.45 billion 2.16 $149.99 million $1.08 25.40

VIVENDI SA/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Maxcom Telecomunic.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Maxcom Telecomunic and VIVENDI SA/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Maxcom Telecomunic 0 0 0 0 N/A
VIVENDI SA/ADR 1 0 2 0 2.33

Profitability

This table compares Maxcom Telecomunic and VIVENDI SA/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Maxcom Telecomunic -24.46% -38.45% -9.85%
VIVENDI SA/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Risk & Volatility

Maxcom Telecomunic has a beta of -1.72, indicating that its share price is 272% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VIVENDI SA/ADR has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of VIVENDI SA/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

VIVENDI SA/ADR beats Maxcom Telecomunic on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Maxcom Telecomunic

Maxcom Telecomunicaciones S.A.B. de C.V. provides telecommunication services in Mexico. Its solutions include dedicated Internet; L2L, a service through a point-to-point circuit to create private networks by interconnecting two client addressing within the same local area; MPLS B-TIC service that allows the integration of IP traffic, including voice, data, or video in the same connection; 01800, a long distance service; and SIP TRUNKS, a voice over IP solution. The company serves various sectors in hospitality and health, finance, call center, education, government, retail, manufacture, and building, as well as other companies. Maxcom Telecomunicaciones S.A.B. de C.V. was founded in 1996 and is based in Mexico City, Mexico.

About VIVENDI SA/ADR

Vivendi SA operates as a content media and communication company in France, rest of Europe, the Americas, Asia/Oceania, and Africa. It operates through Universal Music Group, Canal+ Group, Havas, Gameloft, Vivendi Village, and New Initiatives segments. The Universal Music Group segment engages in the sale of digital and physical recorded music; and exploitation of music publishing rights, as well as provision of artist and merchandising services. The Canal+ Group segment publishes and distributes premium and thematic pay-TV and free-to-air channels; and produces, sells, and distributes movies and TV series. The Havas segment includes communications disciplines, such as creativity, media expertise, and healthcare/wellness. The Gameloft segment engages in the creation and publishing of downloadable video games for mobile phones, tablets, triple-play boxes, and smart TVs. The Vivendi Village segment provides ticketing services; and owns and manages intellectual property rights, live performances, festival productions, and venues. The New Initiatives segment operates Dailymotion, a video content aggregation and distribution platform; and Vivendi Content, a content creation unit, as well as develops ultra-high-speed Internet service. The company was formerly known as Vivendi Universal S.A. and changed its name to Vivendi SA in April 2006. Vivendi SA was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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