SINGAPORE TELEC/S (OTCMKTS:SGAPY) and BT Group (NYSE:BT) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares SINGAPORE TELEC/S and BT Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SINGAPORE TELEC/S||$12.93 billion||2.83||$4.02 billion||N/A||N/A|
|BT Group||$31.46 billion||0.96||$2.70 billion||$1.85||8.24|
SINGAPORE TELEC/S has higher earnings, but lower revenue than BT Group.
This table compares SINGAPORE TELEC/S and BT Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.1% of SINGAPORE TELEC/S shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.0% of BT Group shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
SINGAPORE TELEC/S pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. BT Group pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. BT Group pays out 30.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. BT Group has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for SINGAPORE TELEC/S and BT Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Risk & Volatility
SINGAPORE TELEC/S has a beta of 0.64, suggesting that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BT Group has a beta of 0.58, suggesting that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.
SINGAPORE TELEC/S beats BT Group on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
SINGAPORE TELEC/S Company Profile
Singapore Telecommunications Limited provides a portfolio of communication and technology, and infotainment services to consumers and businesses in Asia, Australia, and Africa. It operates through three segments: Group Consumer, Group Enterprise, and Group Digital Life. The Group Consumer segment engages in the carriage business, including mobile, pay TV, fixed broadband, and voice, as well as equipment sales. The Group Enterprise segment offers mobile, equipment sales, fixed voice and data, managed, cloud computing, cyber security, and IT and professional consulting services. The Group Digital Life segment is involved in the digital marketing, regional OTT video, and advanced analytics and intelligence businesses. The company also operates a venture capital fund that focuses its investments on technologies and solutions; and offers ICT solutions and marketing technology services. In addition, it offers inSing.com that provides hyper-local content, user reviews, and editorials, as well as business or service information; and Trustwave that enables businesses fight cybercrime, protect data, and reduce security risk. The company is headquartered in Singapore.
BT Group Company Profile
BT Group plc provides communications services worldwide. Its Consumer segment sells telephones, baby monitors, and Wi-Fi extenders through high street retailers, online BT Shop, and Website BT.com; and offers home phone, copper and fiber broadband, TV, and mobile services in various packages. The company's EE segment offers 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile network services; broadband, fixed-voice, and TV services; and postpaid and prepaid plans, and emergency services network. This segment also sells 4G mobile phones, tablets, connected devices, and mobile broadband devices from various manufacturers. Its Business and Public Sector segment provides fixed voice, mobility, fiber and connectivity, and networked IT services to retailers, utilities, public sector, healthcare, sports, construction, finance, and educational sectors. The company's Global Services segment offers business communications and ICT services comprising BT Connect, BT Security, BT One, BT Contact, BT Compute, BT Advise, and BT for financial markets. This segment serves approximately 5,500 customers in 180 countries. Its Wholesale and Ventures segment enables communications providers and other organizations to provide fixed or mobile phone services. Its ventures provide mass-market services, such as directory enquiries and payphones; and enterprise services comprising BT Fleet and BT Redcare. This segment also provides broadband and Ethernet, voice, hosted communication, mobile virtual network operator, managed solutions, machine-to-machine, roaming, and media services. The company's Openreach segment engages in the provision of services over the local access network; and installation and maintenance of fiber and copper communications networks that connect homes and businesses. The company was formerly known as Newgate Telecommunications Limited and changed its name to BT Group plc in September 2001. BT Group plc was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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