Financial Contrast: Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) & Pharol SGPS (OTCMKTS:PTGCY)

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Pharol SGPS (OTCMKTS:PTGCY) and Chunghwa Telecom (NYSE:CHT) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.8% of Chunghwa Telecom shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.1% of Pharol SGPS shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Chunghwa Telecom shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Pharol SGPS and Chunghwa Telecom, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pharol SGPS 0 0 0 0 N/A
Chunghwa Telecom 4 0 0 0 1.00

Profitability

This table compares Pharol SGPS and Chunghwa Telecom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pharol SGPS N/A N/A N/A
Chunghwa Telecom 15.98% 9.29% 7.58%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pharol SGPS and Chunghwa Telecom’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pharol SGPS N/A N/A -$911.58 million N/A N/A
Chunghwa Telecom $7.48 billion 3.60 $1.32 billion N/A N/A

Chunghwa Telecom has higher revenue and earnings than Pharol SGPS.

Dividends

Chunghwa Telecom pays an annual dividend of $1.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Pharol SGPS does not pay a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Pharol SGPS has a beta of 3.04, indicating that its stock price is 204% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chunghwa Telecom has a beta of 0.22, indicating that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Chunghwa Telecom beats Pharol SGPS on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pharol SGPS Company Profile

Pharol, SGPS S.A. provides telecommunication services. The company was formerly known as Portugal Telecom, SGPS, SA and changed its name to Pharol, SGPS S.A. in May 2015. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal.

Chunghwa Telecom Company Profile

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. provides telecommunication services in Taiwan. It operates through Domestic Fixed Communications Business, Mobile Communications Business, Internet Business, International Fixed Communications Business, and Other Business segments. It offers local and domestic long distance telephone and leased line, broadband access, Wi-Fi, and multimedia on demand services; information and communication technology (ICT), corporate, and bill handling services; and interconnection with its fixed-line network to other mobile and fixed-line operators. It also offers mobile; HiNet Internet, data communication, and cloud; Internet value-added and data center; international long distance telephone, data, and other; and satellite services. In addition, it distributes and sells mobile handsets, tablets, data cards, electronic materials, ICT products, and computing and business machinery equipment and software; designs, develops, produces, sells, and services semiconductor testing components, printed circuit boards, and electronic components and finished products, and automatic license plate recognition software and hardware products. Further, it offers property development and management; system, network, and communications integration; intelligent buildings and energy network; digital information supply and advertisement; property and liability insurance agency; digital family education; computing equipment installation; management consultancy; data processing; telecommunication engineering; Internet identify; and integrated information and communication solution services. Additionally, it is involved in the investment; digital entertainment content production; animated character licensing and endorsement; and mobile digital platform construction businesses, as well as provision of energy saving solutions and international circuits, and services for electronic parts and machinery processed products. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Taipei, Taiwan.

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