Financial Analysis: IDT (NYSE: IDT) vs. Telia Company AB (publ) (OTCMKTS: TLSNY)

IDT (NYSE: IDT – Get Rating) and Telia Company AB (publ) (OTCMKTS: TLSNY – Get Rating) are both utility companies, but which is the best investment? We will compare the two companies based on institutional ownership strength, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Volatility and risk

IDT has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telia Company AB (publ) has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that the stock price of its stock is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. .


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of IDT and Telia Company AB (publ).

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
IDT 3.40% 16.96% 5.52%
Telia Company AB (publisher) 13.85% 15.29% 5.12%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

38.8% of IDT’s shares are held by institutional investors. 17.0% of IDT shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large fund managers, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of the current ratings and recommendations for IDT and Telia Company AB (publ), as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
IDT 0 0 0 0 N / A
Telia Company AB (publisher) 3 4 3 0 2.00

Telia Company AB (publ) has a consensus price target of $38.85, indicating a potential upside of 409.17%. Given the higher possible upside of Telia Company AB (publ), analysts clearly believe that Telia Company AB (publ) is more favorable than IDT.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of IDT and Telia Company AB (publ).

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
IDT $1.45 billion 0.45 $96.47 million $1.82 13.75
Telia Company AB (publisher) $10.30 billion 1.51 $1.36 billion $0.67 11:39

Telia Company AB (publ) has higher revenue and profit than IDT. Telia Company AB (publ) trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than IDT, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


IDT beats Telia Company AB (publ) on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About IDT (Get an evaluation)

IDT Corporation operates in the communications and payments industries in the United States and internationally. The Company operates through three segments: Fintech; net2phone-UCaaS (unified communications as a service); and traditional communications. The Fintech segment offers international money transfers and related value transfer/payment services under the BOSS Revolution brand; national retail solutions, such as the point-of-sale network providing payment processing, digital advertising, transaction data and ancillary services under the NRS brand. The net2phone-UCaaS segment provides net2phone-UCaaS, a cloud communication service for businesses; and cable telephone services under the net2phone brand. The Traditional Communications segment, which includes Mobile Top-Up, which allows customers to transfer airtime and airtime, messaging and data packages to international and domestic mobile accounts; BOSS Revolution Calling, an international long distance calling service; Carrier Services, a wholesale provider of international voice and SMS terminations, and outsourced traffic management solutions to telecoms; and net2phone-Platform Services, which offer telephony services to cable operators and others, as well as smaller communication and payment offers. IDT Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

About Telia Company AB (pub) (Get an evaluation)

Telia Company AB (publ) provides communication services in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. The company offers mobile, broadband, TV and fixed-line services to businesses, individuals, families and communities. It provides Networking, Cloud & Security, Mobility, Enterprise Mobile Network, Contact Center, Managed Mobility Services, Collaboration Solutions, Enterprise Telephony, Internet of Things (IoT), carrier Ethernet, dedicated Internet access, wavelengths, IP transit, dark fiber, colocation, and IoT connectivity solutions, as well as content delivery and production services , and customer financing services. The company markets its products and services under the brands Telia, halebop, Fello, TV4, C More, MTV, MyCall, OneCall, Phonero, Call me, Mit tele, Diil, Lmt Okarte, Telia Latvija, Cloudy, Tet and Ezys for the logistics, public transport, manufacturing, retail, utilities, construction and public sector industries. It has 18.1 million mobile subscriptions, 1.0 million fixed telephone subscriptions, 2.9 million fixed broadband subscriptions and 3.4 million television subscriptions. The company was previously known as TeliaSonera AB (publ) and changed its name to Telia Company AB (publ) in April 2016. Telia Company AB (publ) was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Solna, Sweden.

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Sarah J. Greer