Hong Kong Television Network (HKTVY) & Swisscom (SCMWY) Critical Survey

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Hong Kong Television Network (OTCMKTS:HKTVY) and Swisscom (OTCMKTS:SCMWY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hong Kong Television Network and Swisscom’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hong Kong Television Network $62.51 million 4.50 -$26.29 million N/A N/A
Swisscom $11.85 billion 2.15 $1.60 billion $3.08 15.93

Swisscom has higher revenue and earnings than Hong Kong Television Network.

Risk & Volatility

Hong Kong Television Network has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Swisscom has a beta of 0.37, meaning that its share price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Hong Kong Television Network and Swisscom, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hong Kong Television Network 0 0 0 0 N/A
Swisscom 1 1 0 0 1.50

Profitability

This table compares Hong Kong Television Network and Swisscom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hong Kong Television Network N/A N/A N/A
Swisscom 12.92% 20.63% 6.98%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Swisscom shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Swisscom shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Swisscom pays an annual dividend of $1.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Hong Kong Television Network does not pay a dividend. Swisscom pays out 47.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Swisscom beats Hong Kong Television Network on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hong Kong Television Network Company Profile

Hong Kong Television Network Limited engages in multimedia business in Hong Kong. The company is involved in multimedia production, contents distribution, and other multimedia related activities; and operation of e-shopping mall, providing a ‘one-stop shop' platform, including entertainment, online shopping, and delivery services. It also engages in property investment, trading, and TV programming activities; and provision of mobile television, as well as management and agency services to artistes. The company was formerly known as City Telecom (H.K.) Limited and changed its name to Hong Kong Television Network Limited in January 2013. Hong Kong Television Network Limited was founded in 1992 and is based in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong.

Swisscom Company Profile

Swisscom AG provides telecommunication services primarily in Switzerland and Italy. The company operates through three segments: Swisscom Switzerland, Fastweb, and Other Operating. It offers broadband, TV, fixed-network, and mobile phone subscription services, as well as national and international telephone, and data traffic services for residential customers, and small and medium-sized enterprises. The company also provides cloud, outsourcing, workplace, UCC, mobile phone, networking, business process optimization, SAP, Internet of Things, security and authentication, digital consulting, and software development solutions primarily for banking, hospital, and health insurance industries; fixed and mobile networks by other telecommunication service providers; and roaming to foreign operators whose customers use its mobile networks, as well as broadband services and regulated products. In addition, it plans, operates, and maintains network infrastructure and related information technology (IT) systems; provides support functions to finance, human resource, and strategy, as well as management of real estate and vehicle fleet; and offers broadband services, such as voice, data, and TV services, as well as video-on-demand for residential and corporate customers. Further, the company provides mobile phone services; IT and network services, and customized solutions; and online and telephone directories, as well as sells merchandise products. Additionally, it offers collection services for radio and TV license fees; radio and cross platform services for customers in the media field; and securitized radio transmissions services, as well as constructs and maintains wired and wireless networks. The company has strategic partnership with daura AG to build a digital asset ecosystem. Swisscom AG was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Worblaufen, Switzerland.

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