Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) versus The Competition Head to Head Survey

Vodafone Group (NASDAQ: VOD) is one of 33 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Vodafone Group to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

10.2% of Vodafone Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Vodafone Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Vodafone Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vodafone Group N/A N/A N/A
Vodafone Group Competitors -313.90% -3.39% -9.52%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vodafone Group and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vodafone Group $52.29 billion -$6.91 billion N/A
Vodafone Group Competitors $27.09 billion $1.51 billion -212.66

Vodafone Group has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Vodafone Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vodafone Group 1 2 5 0 2.50
Vodafone Group Competitors 523 1623 1802 62 2.35

Vodafone Group currently has a consensus price target of $31.52, indicating a potential upside of 2.57%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 31.10%. Given Vodafone Group’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vodafone Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Vodafone Group pays an annual dividend of $1.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 70.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Vodafone Group has a beta of 0.52, suggesting that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vodafone Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.82, suggesting that their average share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Vodafone Group beats its competitors on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

Vodafone Group Company Profile

Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone) is a telecommunications company. The Company’s business is organized into two geographic regions: Europe, and Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific (AMAP). Its segments include Europe and AMAP. Its Europe segment includes geographic regions, such as Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain and Other Europe. The Other Europe includes the Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Hungary and Romania, among others. Its AMAP segment includes India, South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Lesotho, Africa, Turkey, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, New Zealand and Qatar, among others. The Company provides a range of services, including voice, messaging and data across mobile and fixed networks. The Company acquires spectrum and licenses to use radio frequencies that deliver mobile services. Its fixed capabilities include cable, fiber and copper networks to enable television, broadband and voice services.

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