Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) and Partner Communications (NASDAQ:PTNR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitabiliy and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

76.8% of Vonage Holdings Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.0% of Partner Communications shares are held by institutional investors. 14.1% of Vonage Holdings Corp. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Partner Communications shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Vonage Holdings Corp. has a beta of -0.01, suggesting that its stock price is 101% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Partner Communications has a beta of 1.8, suggesting that its stock price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Vonage Holdings Corp. and Partner Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vonage Holdings Corp. 2.00% 12.40% 5.95%
Partner Communications 2.70% 8.13% 1.75%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Vonage Holdings Corp. and Partner Communications, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vonage Holdings Corp. 0 0 4 0 3.00
Partner Communications 0 0 1 0 3.00

Vonage Holdings Corp. presently has a consensus price target of $8.50, suggesting a potential upside of 9.96%. Partner Communications has a consensus price target of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 219.36%. Given Partner Communications’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Partner Communications is more favorable than Vonage Holdings Corp..

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vonage Holdings Corp. and Partner Communications’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vonage Holdings Corp. $972.14 million 1.77 $100.53 million $0.08 96.64
Partner Communications $947.61 million 0.83 $123.16 million $0.15 33.40

Partner Communications has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Vonage Holdings Corp.. Partner Communications is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vonage Holdings Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Vonage Holdings Corp. beats Partner Communications on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Vonage Holdings Corp.

Vonage Holdings Corp. is a provider of cloud communications services for businesses and consumers, and consumer and communication solutions across multiple devices. The Company operates through two segments: Business and Consumer. For business services customers, the Company provides cloud-based unified communications as a service (UCaaS) solutions, consisting of integrated voice, text, video, data, collaboration, and mobile applications over its scalable session initiation protocol (SIP) based voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) network. It serves a range of the business market, including the small and medium business (SMB), mid-market and enterprise segments. Through its cloud-based middleware solution, gUnify, the Company provides customers the ability to integrate its cloud communications platform with various cloud-based productivity and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, including Google’s G Suite, Zendesk, Salesforce’s Sales Cloud, Oracle and Clio.

About Partner Communications

Partner Communications Company Ltd. is a telecommunications company. The Company is engaged in the business of cellular telephony, provided on its second generation (2G), third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) networks. It operates through two segments: cellular segment and fixed-line segment. Its products and services are marketed under the Partner brand. The Company’s cellular business segment includes basic cellular telephony services, text messaging, data, airtime, interconnect, roaming, content services and other value added services. The fixed-line segment includes a range of services provided over fixed-line networks, including Internet service provider (ISP) services, business information storage in a data center and cloud services. The Company also provides wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) networks and fixed-line voice communication services. In addition, the fixed-line segment includes sales of related equipment. It also offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering.

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