pdvWireless (NASDAQ:PDVW) and Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.
Telefonica pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. pdvWireless does not pay a dividend. Telefonica pays out 42.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
88.4% of pdvWireless shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.8% of Telefonica shares are held by institutional investors. 12.4% of pdvWireless shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Telefonica shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares pdvWireless and Telefonica’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|pdvWireless||$6.36 million||99.98||-$24.56 million||($2.33)||-18.57|
|Telefonica||$58.75 billion||0.75||$3.54 billion||$0.84||10.17|
Telefonica has higher revenue and earnings than pdvWireless. pdvWireless is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Telefonica, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility & Risk
pdvWireless has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telefonica has a beta of 0.68, indicating that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for pdvWireless and Telefonica, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
This table compares pdvWireless and Telefonica’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Telefonica beats pdvWireless on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
pdvWireless, Inc., a wireless communication company, provides network and mobile communication solutions to infrastructure and enterprise customers primarily in the United States. It offers TeamConnect service, which combines pdvConnect, a proprietary suite of mobile communication and workforce management applications with digital network architecture and mobile devices supplied by Motorola Solutions, Inc. The company's mobile communication and workforce management solutions enable businesses to locate and communicate with their field workers, as well as enhance the documentation of work events and job status. pdvWireless, Inc. primarily markets its TeamConnect services to customers indirectly through third-party dealers, with sales, marketing, and advertising support from its internal sales and marketing team. The company was formerly known as Pacific DataVision, Inc. and changed its name to pdvWireless, Inc. in November 2015. pdvWireless, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey.
Telefónica, S.A. provides mobile and fixed communication services primarily in the European Union and Latin America. The company's mobile and related services and products comprise mobile voice, value added, mobile data and Internet, wholesale, corporate, roaming, fixed wireless, and trunking and paging services. Its fixed telecommunication services include PSTN lines; ISDN accesses; public telephone services; local, domestic, and international long-distance and fixed-to-mobile communications; corporate communications; supplementary and business oriented value-added; video telephony; intelligent network; and telephony information services. The company also leases and sells handset equipment, as well as provides Internet and broadband multimedia services comprising Internet service provider; portal and network; retail and wholesale broadband access; narrowband switched access to Internet; high-speed Internet services through fiber to the home; and voice over Internet protocol services. In addition, it offers data and business-solutions services that include leased lines; virtual private network; fiber optics; hosting and application; outsourcing and consultancy; desktop; and system integration and professional services. Further, the company offers wholesale services for telecommunication operators, including domestic interconnection; international wholesale; leased lines for other operators' network deployment; and local loop leasing under the unbundled local loop regulation framework, as well as bit stream services, wholesale line rental accesses, and leased ducts for other operators' fiber deployment. Additionally, it provides Internet protocol television (TV), over-the-top network TV, cable and satellite TV, and pay TV services; M2M connectivity platforms; and financial and other payment, security, cloud computing, advertising, big data, and digital telco experience services. The company was founded in 1924 and is based in Madrid, Spain.
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