Financial Contrast: Telecom Italia S.P.A. (TI) vs. 8×8 (EGHT)

Telecom Italia S.P.A. (NYSE: TI) and 8×8 (NASDAQ:EGHT) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Telecom Italia S.P.A. and 8×8’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telecom Italia S.P.A. N/A N/A N/A
8×8 -2.56% 0.03% 0.03%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Telecom Italia S.P.A. and 8×8’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Telecom Italia S.P.A. $21.06 billion 0.79 $2.00 billion N/A N/A
8×8 $253.39 million 4.88 -$4.75 million ($0.07) -192.12

Telecom Italia S.P.A. has higher revenue and earnings than 8×8.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Telecom Italia S.P.A. and 8×8, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telecom Italia S.P.A. 0 3 2 0 2.40
8×8 0 5 6 0 2.55

Telecom Italia S.P.A. currently has a consensus target price of $1.80, indicating a potential downside of 77.04%. 8×8 has a consensus target price of $17.44, indicating a potential upside of 29.70%. Given 8×8’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe 8×8 is more favorable than Telecom Italia S.P.A..

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.8% of Telecom Italia S.P.A. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of 8×8 shares are held by institutional investors. 4.4% of 8×8 shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Telecom Italia S.P.A. has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 8×8 has a beta of 0.35, suggesting that its share price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

8×8 beats Telecom Italia S.P.A. on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Telecom Italia S.P.A.

Telecom Italia S.p.A. (Telecom Italia) operates fixed voice and data infrastructure in Italy, and provides mobile network platforms. The Company focuses on various areas of digital services, including Enriched Communication, Trusted Digital Life, Business Life, Indoor Life, Mobile Open Life and Digital Entertainment. Its segments include Consumer, Business, National Wholesale and Other. It is engaged in developing various projects in areas, including Smart Green, Social Reading, Solutions for good schooling, Digital tourism 2.0, Smart Home, FriendTV and Big Data. Smart Green is the assessment of projects connected with the environment and potential partnerships with the local government offices for the monitoring of air in public offices and urban areas, using networks of sensors connected to the Company’s Cloud. The Company is involved, either alone or in partnership with external partners, in devising and developing healthcare services at national, regional and local level.

About 8×8

8×8, Inc. provides cloud-based, enterprise-class software solutions. The Company’s solutions are delivered through Software as a Service (SaaS) business model. Its segments include Americas and Europe. Its software platform brings together cloud, mobile, collaboration, video and data science technologies. Through a combination of open application program interface (API) and pre-built integrations, its solutions leverage critical customer context from internal data systems and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Its software product, branded as 8×8 Virtual Office, delivers voice as a service across the world. 8×8 Virtual Office enables a customer to use a single business phone number to place and receive calls from any supported device. It provides software to enable a multi-channel contact center under the 8×8 Virtual Contact Center brand. Its Virtual Office Meetings software solution is a tool for teams within the enterprise to meet and collaborate on a shared project.

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