Deutsche Telekom (OTCMKTS: DTEGY) and Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and profitability.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Deutsche Telekom and Spok, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Risk and Volatility
Deutsche Telekom has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spok has a beta of 0.55, indicating that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.1% of Deutsche Telekom shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.0% of Spok shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Spok shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Deutsche Telekom pays an annual dividend of $0.74 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Spok pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Deutsche Telekom and Spok’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Deutsche Telekom||$84.71 billion||0.89||$3.91 billion||N/A||N/A|
|Spok||$171.18 million||1.68||-$15.30 million||N/A||N/A|
Deutsche Telekom has higher revenue and earnings than Spok.
This table compares Deutsche Telekom and Spok’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Deutsche Telekom beats Spok on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Deutsche Telekom Company Profile
Deutsche Telekom AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated telecommunication services worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Germany, United States, Europe, Systems Solutions, and Group Development. It offers fixed-network services, including voice and data communication services based on fixed-network and broadband technology; and sells terminal equipment and other hardware products, as well as services to resellers. The company also provides mobile voice and data services to consumers and business customers; sells mobile devices and other hardware products; and sells mobile services to resellers and to companies that purchases and markets network services to third parties, such as mobile virtual network operators. In addition, it offers Internet services; Internet-based TV products and services; and information and communication technology systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions with an infrastructure of data centers and networks under the T-Systems brand, as well as call center services. The company has 168 million mobile customers, and approximately 28 million fixed-network and 19 million broadband lines. Deutsche Telekom AG was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Bonn, Germany.
Spok Company Profile
Spok Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, Spok, Inc., provides various communications solutions to healthcare, government, and other enterprises in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East. The company provides one-way messaging, including numeric messaging services, which enable subscribers to receive messages comprising numbers, such as phone numbers; and alphanumeric messages, including numbers and letters that enable subscribers to receive text messages. It also offers two-way messaging services that enable subscribers to send and receive messages to and from other wireless messaging devices, such as pagers, personal digital assistants, and personal computers; and voice mail, personalized greeting, message storage and retrieval, and equipment loss and/or maintenance protection to one-way and two-way messaging subscribers. In addition, the company develops, sells, and supports enterprise-wide systems to automate, centralize, and standardize mission critical communications for contact centers, clinical alerting and notification, mobile communications, and messaging, as well as for public safety notifications. Further, it sells devices to resellers who lease or resell them to their subscribers; ancillary services, such as voicemail and equipment loss or maintenance protection, as well as provides a suite of professional services. The company serves businesses, professionals, management personnel, medical personnel, field sales personnel and service forces, members of the construction industry and construction trades, real estate brokers and developers, sales and services organizations, specialty trade organizations, manufacturing organizations, and government agencies. The company was formerly known as USA Mobility, Inc. and changed its name to Spok Holdings, Inc. in July 2014. Spok Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Springfield, Virginia.
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