Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE: TKC) and Partner Communications (NASDAQ:PTNR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Partner Communications does not pay a dividend. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS pays out 45.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS and Partner Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS 12.16% 17.65% 8.70%
Partner Communications 3.05% 8.32% 1.99%

Risk & Volatility

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Partner Communications has a beta of 1.8, suggesting that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS and Partner Communications, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS 0 2 4 0 2.67
Partner Communications 0 0 1 0 3.00

Partner Communications has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 237.21%. Given Partner Communications’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Partner Communications is more favorable than Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

5.7% of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.0% of Partner Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Partner Communications shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS and Partner Communications’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS N/A N/A N/A $0.55 16.45
Partner Communications N/A N/A N/A $0.17 27.91

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Partner Communications, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS beats Partner Communications on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS Company Profile

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS is engaged in establishing and operating a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network in Turkey and regional states. The Company’s segments include Turkcell Turkey, which includes the operations of Turkcell Superonline, Turkcell Satis ve Dagitim Hizmetleri A.S., group call center operations of Global Bilgi Pazarlama Danisma ve Cagri Servisi Hizmetleri A.S., Turktell Bilisim Servisleri A.S., Kule Hizmet ve Isletmecilik A.S., Turkcell Odeme Hizmetleri A.S. and Turkcell Gayrimenkul Hizmetleri A.S; Turkcell International, which includes the operations of Kibris Mobile Telekomunikasyon Limited Sirketi, Eastasian Consortium BV, lifecell LLC, UkrTower LLC, LLC Global Bilgi, Turkcell Europe GmbH, Lifetech LLC, Beltower LLC and Fintur Holdings BV, and Other, which comprises the information and entertainment services in Turkey and Azerbaijan, and non-group call center operations of Turkcell Global Bilgi and Turkcell Finansman AS.

Partner Communications Company Profile

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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