VIVENDI SA/ADR (VIVHY) & TELIA Co A B/ADR (OTCMKTS:TLSNY) Financial Contrast

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TELIA Co A B/ADR (OTCMKTS:TLSNY) and VIVENDI SA/ADR (OTCMKTS:VIVHY) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TELIA Co A B/ADR and VIVENDI SA/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TELIA Co A B/ADR $9.36 billion 1.94 $1.13 billion $0.44 19.06
VIVENDI SA/ADR $14.13 billion 2.31 $1.39 billion $1.15 21.90

VIVENDI SA/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than TELIA Co A B/ADR. TELIA Co A B/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than VIVENDI SA/ADR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

TELIA Co A B/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. VIVENDI SA/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. TELIA Co A B/ADR pays out 81.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. VIVENDI SA/ADR pays out 35.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

TELIA Co A B/ADR has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VIVENDI SA/ADR has a beta of 0.64, suggesting that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of TELIA Co A B/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of VIVENDI SA/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TELIA Co A B/ADR 6.30% 10.41% 4.51%
VIVENDI SA/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for TELIA Co A B/ADR and VIVENDI SA/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TELIA Co A B/ADR 2 0 0 0 1.00
VIVENDI SA/ADR 1 0 3 0 2.50

Summary

VIVENDI SA/ADR beats TELIA Co A B/ADR on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

TELIA Co A B/ADR Company Profile

Telia Company AB (publ) provides network access, telecommunications, and other services primarily in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania, Estonia, and Mexico. It offers mobile, broadband, TV, and fixed-line services to businesses, individuals, families, and communities. The company also develops and maintains fiber and cable networks; and provides international carrier, cloud, identity and access rights management, ICT, smart public transport, and customer financing services, as well as IT equipment and services. In addition, it engages in the wholesale of IP transit, Ethernet, IPX, and cloud connect products for Internet service providers, and content and cloud providers. The company markets its products and services under the Telia, Call me, DLG Tele, Diil, Activ, Telia Cloudy, LMT, Okarte, Amigo, Ezys, Chess, OneCall, MyCall, OneCall, Phonero, and Halebop brands, as well as Cygate, DataInfo, Telia Finance, and Skanova brands. It has 16.7 million mobile subscriptions, 2.2 million fixed voice subscriptions, 2.5 million broadband subscriptions, and 1.7 million TV 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.

VIVENDI SA/ADR Company Profile

Vivendi SA operates as a content media and communication company in France, rest of Europe, the United States, and internationally. It operates through Universal Music Group, Canal+ Group, Havas, Gameloft, Vivendi Village, and New Initiatives segments. The Universal Music Group segment is involved in the sale of digital and physical recorded music; and exploitation of music publishing rights, as well as provides artist and merchandising services. The Canal+ Group segment publishes and distributes premium and thematic pay-TV channels and free-to-air channels; and produces, sells, and distributes cinema films and TV series. The Havas segment covers various communications disciplines, including creativity, media expertise, and healthcare/wellness. The Gameloft segment engages in the creation and publishing of downloadable video games for mobile phones, tablets, triple-play boxes, and smart TVs. The Vivendi Village segment provides ticketing and experts counseling services; and operates L'Olympia and Théâtre de L'OEuvre, as well as CanalOlympia live performance venues. The New Initiatives segment operates Dailymotion, a video content aggregation and distribution platform; and produces digital content. The company was formerly known as Vivendi Universal S.A. and changed its name to Vivendi SA in April 2006. Vivendi SA was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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