Orange (NYSE: ORAN) and Telecom Italia (NYSE:TI) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Orange and Telecom Italia’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Orange||$45.29 billion||1.03||$3.25 billion||N/A||N/A|
|Telecom Italia||$21.06 billion||0.88||$2.00 billion||N/A||N/A|
Orange has higher revenue and earnings than Telecom Italia.
Orange pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Telecom Italia does not pay a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
1.2% of Orange shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.7% of Telecom Italia shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Orange and Telecom Italia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Orange and Telecom Italia, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Telecom Italia has a consensus target price of $1.80, indicating a potential downside of 79.48%. Given Telecom Italia’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Telecom Italia is more favorable than Orange.
Volatility & Risk
Orange has a beta of 0.63, suggesting that its share price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telecom Italia has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Orange beats Telecom Italia on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Orange Company Profile
Orange SA is a telecommunications operator. The Company also provides telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. The Company’s segments include France, Spain, Poland, Belgium and Luxembourg, Central European countries, Africa and Middle East, Enterprise, and International Carriers & Shared Services. The Company provides consumers, businesses and other telecommunications operators with a range of services, including fixed telephony and mobile telecommunications, data transmission and other value-added services, mainly in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The Company offers fixed-line telephony, mobile telephony and Internet services in France. The Company offers fixed-line telephony, mobile telephony and Internet services in Spain. The Company offers fixed-line and mobile telephony, and Internet services in Poland. The Company operates through Mobistar and Groupama Banque SA.
Telecom Italia Company Profile
Telecom Italia S.p.A. (Telecom Italia) operates fixed voice and data infrastructure in Italy, and provides mobile network platforms. The Company focuses on various areas of digital services, including Enriched Communication, Trusted Digital Life, Business Life, Indoor Life, Mobile Open Life and Digital Entertainment. Its segments include Consumer, Business, National Wholesale and Other. It is engaged in developing various projects in areas, including Smart Green, Social Reading, Solutions for good schooling, Digital tourism 2.0, Smart Home, FriendTV and Big Data. Smart Green is the assessment of projects connected with the environment and potential partnerships with the local government offices for the monitoring of air in public offices and urban areas, using networks of sensors connected to the Company’s Cloud. The Company is involved, either alone or in partnership with external partners, in devising and developing healthcare services at national, regional and local level.
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