Maxcom Telecomunic (OTCMKTS:MXMTY) and VIVENDI SA/ADR (OTCMKTS:VIVHY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of VIVENDI SA/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Maxcom Telecomunic and VIVENDI SA/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Maxcom Telecomunic $68.52 million 0.15 -$14.60 million N/A N/A
VIVENDI SA/ADR $16.45 billion 2.15 $149.99 million $1.08 25.32

VIVENDI SA/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Maxcom Telecomunic.

Profitability

This table compares Maxcom Telecomunic and VIVENDI SA/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Maxcom Telecomunic -24.46% -38.45% -9.85%
VIVENDI SA/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

VIVENDI SA/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Maxcom Telecomunic does not pay a dividend. VIVENDI SA/ADR pays out 38.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Maxcom Telecomunic has a beta of -1.69, meaning that its stock price is 269% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VIVENDI SA/ADR has a beta of 0.69, meaning that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Maxcom Telecomunic and VIVENDI SA/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Maxcom Telecomunic 0 0 0 0 N/A
VIVENDI SA/ADR 1 0 2 0 2.33

Summary

VIVENDI SA/ADR beats Maxcom Telecomunic on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Maxcom Telecomunic

Maxcom Telecomunicaciones S.A.B. de C.V. provides telecommunication services in Mexico. Its solutions include dedicated Internet; L2L, a service through a point-to-point circuit to create private networks by interconnecting two client addressing within the same local area; MPLS B-TIC service that allows the integration of IP traffic, including voice, data, or video in the same connection; 01800, a long distance service; and SIP TRUNKS, a voice over IP solution. The company serves various sectors in hospitality and health, finance, call center, education, government, retail, manufacture, and building, as well as other companies. Maxcom Telecomunicaciones S.A.B. de C.V. was founded in 1996 and is based in Mexico City, Mexico.

About VIVENDI SA/ADR

Vivendi SA operates as a content media and communication company in France, rest of Europe, the Americas, Asia/Oceania, and Africa. It operates through Universal Music Group, Canal+ Group, Havas, Gameloft, Vivendi Village, and New Initiatives segments. The Universal Music Group segment engages in the sale of digital and physical recorded music; and exploitation of music publishing rights, as well as provision of artist and merchandising services. The Canal+ Group segment publishes and distributes premium and thematic pay-TV and free-to-air channels; and produces, sells, and distributes movies and TV series. The Havas segment includes communications disciplines, such as creativity, media expertise, and healthcare/wellness. The Gameloft segment engages in the creation and publishing of downloadable video games for mobile phones, tablets, triple-play boxes, and smart TVs. The Vivendi Village segment provides ticketing services; and owns and manages intellectual property rights, live performances, festival productions, and venues. The New Initiatives segment operates Dailymotion, a video content aggregation and distribution platform; and Vivendi Content, a content creation unit, as well as develops ultra-high-speed Internet service. The company was formerly known as Vivendi Universal S.A. and changed its name to Vivendi SA in April 2006. Vivendi SA was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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