Telefonica SA (TEF) and Inteliquent (IQNT) Head to Head Comparison
Telefonica SA (NYSE: TEF) and Inteliquent (NASDAQ:IQNT) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Telefonica SA and Inteliquent, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Telefonica SA currently has a consensus target price of $10.51, indicating a potential downside of 8.27%. Inteliquent has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.80%. Given Inteliquent’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Inteliquent is more favorable than Telefonica SA.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.9% of Telefonica SA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.0% of Inteliquent shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Telefonica SA shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of Inteliquent shares are held by company insiders. 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.
This table compares Telefonica SA and Inteliquent’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
Telefonica SA has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inteliquent has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Telefonica SA and Inteliquent’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Telefonica SA||$62.49 billion||0.94||$19.54 billion||$0.53||21.62|
Telefonica SA has higher revenue and earnings than Inteliquent. Telefonica SA is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Inteliquent, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Telefonica SA pays an annual dividend of $0.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Inteliquent pays an annual dividend of $0.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Telefonica SA pays out 96.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Inteliquent pays out 44.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Inteliquent beats Telefonica SA on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Telefonica SA
Telefonica, S.A. is an integrated and diversified telecommunications group operating in Europe and Latin America. The Company’s services and products include Mobile business, Fixed-line telephony business and Digital services. Its segments include Telefonica Spain, Telefonica Brazil, Telefonica Germany, Telefonica United Kingdom and Telefonica Hispanoamerica (formed by the Company’s operators in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela and Central America, Ecuador and Uruguay). These segments are engaged in activities relating to wireline, wireless, cable, data, Internet and television (TV) businesses and other digital services in accordance with each location. It offers a range of mobile and related services and products to personal and business customers. It offers traditional fixed telecommunication services, Internet and broadband multimedia services and data and business-solutions services. It offers a range of digital services, such as Internet of Things (IoT).
Inteliquent, Inc. is a provider of voice telecommunications services primarily on a wholesale basis. The Company offers its services using an all-Internet Protocol (IP) network, which enables to deliver connectivity for a range of media, including voice, and data and video. The Company’s solutions enable carriers and other providers to deliver voice traffic or other services where they do not have their own network. These solutions are called off-net services. It also provides solutions to customers, such as over-the-top (OTT) providers. The Company offers a range of services, including Local Transit Service, Long Distance Service, Switched Access Service, International Voice Service, Direct Inward Dialing Service and 8XX (Toll-Free) Service. The Company offers an alternative to facilitate the exchange of local traffic between various carriers by using its tandem switches instead of the Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers’ (ILECs’) tandems or direct connects.
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