Analyzing Advanced Info Service PCL (OTCMKTS:AVIFY) and Rostelecom OJSC (OTCMKTS:ROSYY)

Advanced Info Service PCL (OTCMKTS:AVIFY) and Rostelecom OJSC (OTCMKTS:ROSYY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Advanced Info Service PCL and Rostelecom OJSC’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Advanced Info Service PCL $5.26 billion 3.36 $920.15 million N/A N/A
Rostelecom OJSC $5.09 billion 0.39 $225.05 million N/A N/A

Advanced Info Service PCL has higher revenue and earnings than Rostelecom OJSC.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Advanced Info Service PCL and Rostelecom OJSC, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Advanced Info Service PCL 0 0 1 0 3.00
Rostelecom OJSC 1 0 0 0 1.00

Volatility & Risk

Advanced Info Service PCL has a beta of 0.48, meaning that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rostelecom OJSC has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Advanced Info Service PCL pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Rostelecom OJSC pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%.

Profitability

This table compares Advanced Info Service PCL and Rostelecom OJSC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Advanced Info Service PCL 17.53% 51.20% 10.67%
Rostelecom OJSC N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Rostelecom OJSC shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Advanced Info Service PCL beats Rostelecom OJSC on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Advanced Info Service PCL Company Profile

Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited operates as a mobile phone network company primarily in Thailand. The company operates through three segments: Mobile Phone Services, Mobile Phone and Equipment Sales, and Datanet and Broadband Services. It is involved in the operation of cellular telephone networks in the frequency of 900 MHz; and in 2.1 GHz and 1800 MHz frequencies. The company also imports and distributes handsets and accessories, as well as distributes cash cards; and provides online data communications services through telephone landlines and optical fiber, as well as electronic payment services. In addition, it provides international telephone service, broadcasting network, and television broadcasting services for various channels, as well as insurance brokerage services. Further, the company offers IT, content aggregator, and billing and collection outsourcing services; call center services; and land and building rental services, as well as related facilities. Additionally, it provides Internet data center, and Internet and satellite uplink-downlink services for communications; and distributes Internet equipment; publishes business telephone directories and advertising; offers mobile contents; and provides online advertising services. Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited was founded in 1989 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Rostelecom OJSC Company Profile

Public Joint Stock Company Rostelecom provides telecommunications services in Russia and Europe. The company offers communication services, such as local, intra-zone, long-distance domestic and international fixed-line telephone, and mobile services, as well as data transmission, Internet, Pay TV, VPN, data center, and radio communication services; and rents communication channels. It operates the intercity network and the international telecommunications gateways of Russia, which carry voice and data traffic that originates in owned, and other national and international operators' networks to national and international operators for termination. The company also operates government programs, including e-Government, unified communication service, and others, as well as offers solutions in the fields of cloud computing, healthcare, education, security, and housing and utility services. In addition, it manufactures communication equipment; and provides repair and maintenance, engineering design, recreational, IT consulting, and data storage services. Further, the company is involved in the provision of pension fund and equipment leasing activities. It serves approximately 13 million broadband subscribers; and approximately 10.1 million pay-TV subscribers, including 5.3 million IPTV subscribers. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

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