TELIA Co A B/ADR (OTCMKTS:TLSNY) versus Otelco (OTCMKTS:OTEL) Head-To-Head Contrast

TELIA Co A B/ADR (OTCMKTS:TLSNY) and Otelco (NASDAQ:OTEL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

TELIA Co A B/ADR has a beta of 0.35, indicating that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Otelco has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

TELIA Co A B/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Otelco does not pay a dividend. TELIA Co A B/ADR pays out 72.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares TELIA Co A B/ADR and Otelco’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TELIA Co A B/ADR 6.13% 7.76% 3.06%
Otelco 13.40% 72.29% 7.40%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of TELIA Co A B/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.6% of Otelco shares are held by institutional investors. 4.6% of Otelco shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for TELIA Co A B/ADR and Otelco, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TELIA Co A B/ADR 2 0 0 0 1.00
Otelco 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares TELIA Co A B/ADR and Otelco’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TELIA Co A B/ADR $9.62 billion 1.95 $365.90 million $0.50 17.96
Otelco $66.07 million 0.59 $9.47 million N/A N/A

TELIA Co A B/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Otelco.

Summary

Otelco beats TELIA Co A B/ADR on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TELIA Co A B/ADR

Telia Company AB (publ) provides communication services in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania, and Estonia. The company offers mobile, broadband, television, and fixed-line services to businesses, individuals, families, and communities. It also provides contact center, Internet of Things (IoT), hosting, managed Wi-Fi, and cloud and security services; data center and infrastructure services; IP-network solutions and system integration services; and financing solutions. In addition, the company owns and operates fiber backbones. The company markets its products and services under the Telia, Halebop, OneCall, MyCall, Phonero, Get, TDC, Call me, DLG Tele, Diil, Lmt, Amigo, Ezys, and Moldcell brands. It has 16.8 million mobile subscriptions, 1.9 million fixed voice subscriptions, 2.9 million broadband subscriptions, 2.4 million TV subscriptions, 2.1 million IoT subscriptions. The company was formerly known as TeliaSonera AB (publ) and changed its name to Telia Company AB (publ) in April 2016. Telia Company AB (publ) was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Solna, Sweden.

About Otelco

Otelco Inc. provides a range of telecommunications services on a retail and wholesale basis. The company offers local services, including voice lines that provide local dial tone and calling features, such as caller identification, call waiting, call forwarding, and voicemail; long distance services; billing and collection services for other carriers under contract; and directory advertising services. It also provides network access services comprising the origination, transportation, and termination of calls of long distance, wireless, and other interexchange carriers; digital high-speed data lines and ancillary services, such as Web hosting and computer virus protection; and basic, digital, high-definition, digital video recording, video on demand, and pay per view cable television services. In addition, it offers Internet protocol television; wireless security systems and system monitoring services; and private/hybrid cloud hosting services, as well as consulting and professional IT engineering services for mission-critical software applications for small and mid-sized companies. Further, the company rents fiber to transport data and other telecommunications services. It primarily serves business and residential customers residing in and adjacent to the exchanges in Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Vermont, and West Virginia; and business customers in Maine and New Hampshire. As of March 6, 2019, it operated approximately 99,000 voice and data access lines. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Oneonta, Alabama.

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