ZIM (OTCMKTS:ZIMCF) and Millicom International Cellular (NASDAQ:TIGO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

ZIM has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Millicom International Cellular has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ZIM and Millicom International Cellular’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ZIM $500,000.00 0.81 -$40,000.00 N/A N/A
Millicom International Cellular $4.07 billion 1.51 $85.00 million $0.29 209.90

Millicom International Cellular has higher revenue and earnings than ZIM.

Dividends

Millicom International Cellular pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. ZIM does not pay a dividend. Millicom International Cellular pays out 910.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares ZIM and Millicom International Cellular’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ZIM 116.26% 57.76% 51.81%
Millicom International Cellular -0.18% 0.87% 0.30%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.7% of Millicom International Cellular shares are held by institutional investors. 70.7% of ZIM shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for ZIM and Millicom International Cellular, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ZIM 0 0 0 0 N/A
Millicom International Cellular 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Millicom International Cellular beats ZIM on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ZIM

ZIM Corporation provides software products and services for the database and mobile markets in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Singapore, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Mobile and Enterprise Software. It develops and sells ZIM integrated development environment (IDE) software, an enterprise software for use in the design, development, and management of information databases and mission critical applications. The company's ZIM IDE software provides an IDE for Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux computer operating systems. Its products are used to develop database applications in various industries, including finance, insurance, marketing, human resource, information, and records management. The company also provides migration services and management products; and short message services. ZIM Corporation was founded in 1997 and is based in Ottawa, Canada.

About Millicom International Cellular

Millicom International Cellular SA engages in the provision of cable and mobile services in Latin America and Africa. It operates through the Latin America and Africa segments. The company was founded on December 14, 1990 and is headquartered in Luxembourg.

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