Financial analysis: TALKTALK TELECO/ADR (OTCMKTS: TKTCY) versus Advanced Info Service Public (OTCMKTS: AVIFY)


TALKTALK TELECO/ADR (OTCMKTS: TKTCY – Get Rating) and Advanced Info Service Public (OTCMKTS: AVIFY – Get Rating) are both utility companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings, and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of TALKTALK TELECO/ADR and Advanced Info Service Public.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
TELECO/ADR TALKTALK N / A N / A N / A
Advanced Public Information Service 15.37% 37.04% 7.68%

Dividends

TALKTALK TELECO/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Advanced Info Public Service pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. TALKTALK TELECO/ADR distributes 32.4% of its profits in the form of a dividend. Advanced Info Service Public distributes 70.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings over the next few years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of the current ratings for TALKTALK TELECO/ADR and Advanced Info Service Public, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
TELECO/ADR TALKTALK 0 0 0 0 N / A
Advanced Public Information Service 0 1 0 0 2.00

Volatility and risk

TALKTALK TELECO/ADR has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Advanced Info Service Public has a beta of 0.28, indicating that the its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P. 500.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of TALKTALK TELECO/ADR and Advanced Info Service Public.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
TELECO/ADR TALKTALK $1.99 billion 0.78 $194.52 million $0.34 20.00
Advanced Public Information Service $5.68 billion 3.57 $842.66 million $0.30 22.77

Advanced Info Public Service has higher revenues and profits than TALKTALK TELECO/ADR. TALKTALK TELECO/ADR trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Advanced Info Service Public, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Advanced Info Service Public beats TALKTALK TELECO/ADR on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TALKTALK TELECO/ADR (Get a rating)

TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC provides landline, television and mobile telecommunications services. It offers landline, broadband, fibre, TV and mobile services, including fixed price plans and unlimited broadband use, as well as HomeSafe, a network-based security and filtering system. The company also provides a variety of enterprise-grade communication products and services, including Internet access, data, voice and mobile telephony. TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC was founded in 2002 and is based in London, UK.

About Advanced Info Public Service (Get a rating)

Advanced Info Public Service Co., Ltd. engages in the provision of mobile telecommunications services. It operates through the following segments: Mobile Phone Services, Sale of Mobile Phones and Equipment; and Datanet and broadband services. The company provides domestic mobile telephony, international direct dialing and international roaming services. The company was founded on April 24, 1986 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand.



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