Comparing VIVENDI SA/ADR (VIVHY) and Internet Gold Golden Lines (IGLD)

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VIVENDI SA/ADR (OTCMKTS:VIVHY) and Internet Gold Golden Lines (NASDAQ:IGLD) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for VIVENDI SA/ADR and Internet Gold Golden Lines, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
VIVENDI SA/ADR 1 0 2 0 2.33
Internet Gold Golden Lines 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares VIVENDI SA/ADR and Internet Gold Golden Lines’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
VIVENDI SA/ADR $14.13 billion 2.20 $1.39 billion $1.15 20.84
Internet Gold Golden Lines $2.82 billion 0.02 -$4.00 million N/A N/A

VIVENDI SA/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Internet Gold Golden Lines.

Dividends

VIVENDI SA/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Internet Gold Golden Lines does not pay a dividend. VIVENDI SA/ADR pays out 35.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares VIVENDI SA/ADR and Internet Gold Golden Lines’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
VIVENDI SA/ADR N/A N/A N/A
Internet Gold Golden Lines -2.53% -10.13% -1.10%

Volatility and Risk

VIVENDI SA/ADR has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Internet Gold Golden Lines has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of VIVENDI SA/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.4% of Internet Gold Golden Lines shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Internet Gold Golden Lines shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

VIVENDI SA/ADR beats Internet Gold Golden Lines on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About VIVENDI SA/ADR

Vivendi SA operates as a content media and communication company in France, rest of Europe, the United States, and internationally. It operates through Universal Music Group, Canal+ Group, Havas, Gameloft, Vivendi Village, and New Initiatives segments. The Universal Music Group segment is involved in the sale of digital and physical recorded music; and exploitation of music publishing rights, as well as provides artist and merchandising services. The Canal+ Group segment publishes and distributes premium and thematic pay-TV channels and free-to-air channels; and produces, sells, and distributes cinema films and TV series. The Havas segment covers various communications disciplines, including 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 and experts counseling services; and operates L'Olympia and Théâtre de L'OEuvre, as well as CanalOlympia live performance venues. The New Initiatives segment operates Dailymotion, a video content aggregation and distribution platform; and produces digital content. 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.

About Internet Gold Golden Lines

Internet Gold – Golden Lines Ltd. provides various telecommunications services in Israel. The company offers domestic fixed-line, cellular, and international communication services; Internet services; and multi-channel television, television and radio broadcasting, satellite broadcasting, and customer call center services. It also engages in the development and maintenance of communication infrastructure, as well as provision of communication services to other communications providers; online shopping and classified ads; and engages in the supply and maintenance of equipment on customer premises. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Ramat Gan, Israel. Internet Gold – Golden Lines Ltd. is a subsidiary of Eurocom Communications Ltd.

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