Analyzing Sprint (S) and SINGAPORE TELEC/S (SGAPY)

Sprint (NYSE:S) and SINGAPORE TELEC/S (OTCMKTS:SGAPY) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Dividends

SINGAPORE TELEC/S pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Sprint does not pay a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

13.5% of Sprint shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of SINGAPORE TELEC/S shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Sprint shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Sprint and SINGAPORE TELEC/S, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sprint 1 4 1 0 2.00
SINGAPORE TELEC/S 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sprint currently has a consensus price target of $5.39, indicating a potential downside of 11.31%. Given Sprint’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Sprint is more favorable than SINGAPORE TELEC/S.

Profitability

This table compares Sprint and SINGAPORE TELEC/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sprint -5.78% 0.21% 0.07%
SINGAPORE TELEC/S 17.89% 9.96% 6.11%

Volatility & Risk

Sprint has a beta of 0.47, suggesting that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SINGAPORE TELEC/S has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sprint and SINGAPORE TELEC/S’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sprint $33.60 billion 0.72 -$1.94 billion $0.01 608.00
SINGAPORE TELEC/S $12.93 billion 2.91 $4.02 billion N/A N/A

SINGAPORE TELEC/S has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Sprint.

Summary

SINGAPORE TELEC/S beats Sprint on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sprint

Sprint Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various wireless and wireline communications products and services to consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. It operates in two segments, Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers wireless data communication services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; and mobile entertainment applications. It also provides wireless voice communications services that include local and long-distance wireless voice services, as well as voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, and call forwarding services. In addition, this segment offers voice and data services internationally through roaming arrangements; and customized wireless services to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells handsets, tablets, and hotspots. The Wireline segment provides wireline voice and data communications, which comprises domestic and international data communications using various protocols, including multiprotocol label switching technologies, Internet protocol (IP), managed network services, Voice over IP, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services to other communications companies and targeted business subscribers. Sprint Corporation offers its services under the Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Sprint Corporation is a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp.

About SINGAPORE TELEC/S

Singapore Telecommunications Limited provides a portfolio of communication and technology, and infotainment services to consumers and businesses in Asia, Australia, and Africa. It operates through three segments: Group Consumer, Group Enterprise, and Group Digital Life. The Group Consumer segment engages in the carriage business, including mobile, pay TV, fixed broadband, and voice, as well as equipment sales. The Group Enterprise segment offers mobile, equipment sales, fixed voice and data, managed, cloud computing, cyber security, and IT and professional consulting services. The Group Digital Life segment is involved in the digital marketing, regional OTT video, and advanced analytics and intelligence businesses. The company also operates a venture capital fund that focuses its investments on technologies and solutions; and offers ICT solutions and marketing technology services. In addition, it offers inSing.com that provides hyper-local content, user reviews, and editorials, as well as business or service information; and Trustwave that enables businesses fight cybercrime, protect data, and reduce security risk. The company is headquartered in Singapore.

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