IDT (NYSE:IDT) and SMARTONE TELECO/S (OTCMKTS:STTFY) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares IDT and SMARTONE TELECO/S’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|IDT||$1.55 billion||0.19||$5.19 million||N/A||N/A|
|SMARTONE TELECO/S||$1.28 billion||0.83||$78.62 million||N/A||N/A|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
37.9% of IDT shares are held by institutional investors. 22.5% of IDT shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
SMARTONE TELECO/S pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. IDT does not pay a dividend.
Risk & Volatility
IDT has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SMARTONE TELECO/S has a beta of -0.04, meaning that its share price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for IDT and SMARTONE TELECO/S, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
This table compares IDT and SMARTONE TELECO/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
IDT beats SMARTONE TELECO/S on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
IDT Company Profile
IDT Corporation operates primarily in the telecommunications and payment industries in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Telecom & Payment Services, and net2phone-Unified Communications as a Service. The Telecom & Payment Services Services segment offers retail telecommunication products, including international long-distance calling products primarily to foreign-born communities; wholesale international long distance traffic termination services for tier 1 fixed line and mobile network operators, as well as for other service providers; and payment offerings, such as international and domestic airtime top-up, domestic bill payment, and international money transfer services. The net2phone-Unified Communications as a Service segment provides voice over Internet protocol products and services under the net2phone brand name, including cloud-based private branch exchange (PBX) services to enterprise customers primarily through value-added resellers, service providers, telecom agents, and managed service providers; session initiation protocol trunking services, which support inbound and outbound domestic and international calling from an IP PBX; and cable telephony services. The company is also involved in the provision of offers local/long distance residential phone services under the brand name IDT America. IDT Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.
SMARTONE TELECO/S Company Profile
SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, provides mobile telecommunication services in Hong Kong and Macau. The company offers voice, multimedia, and mobile and fixed fiber broadband services for the consumer and corporate markets. It is also involved in the sale of handsets and accessories; issuance of guaranteed notes; and provision of customer support and telemarketing services. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited is a subsidiary of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited.
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