Head to Head Analysis: Total System Services (TSS) versus China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. (CNTF)

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Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) and China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. (NASDAQ:CNTF) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.5% of Total System Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Total System Services shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Total System Services pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. does not pay a dividend. Total System Services pays out 12.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Total System Services has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Total System Services and China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Total System Services $4.03 billion 4.39 $576.66 million $4.26 23.38
China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. $46.81 million 0.26 -$9.33 million N/A N/A

Total System Services has higher revenue and earnings than China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech..

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Total System Services and China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Total System Services 0 6 11 0 2.65
China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. 0 0 0 0 N/A

Total System Services presently has a consensus target price of $99.64, indicating a potential upside of 0.02%. Given Total System Services’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Total System Services is more favorable than China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech..

Profitability

This table compares Total System Services and China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Total System Services 14.31% 30.94% 10.46%
China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

Total System Services has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. has a beta of 2.83, indicating that its stock price is 183% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Total System Services beats China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Total System Services Company Profile

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Issuer Solutions, Merchant Solutions, and Consumer Solutions. It offers general purpose reloadable prepaid and payroll cards, demand deposit accounts, and other financial service solutions to the underbanked and other consumers and businesses. The company also provides third party processing and related services for credit card issuers, merchant acquirers, independent sales organizations, and financial institutions; and issuer processing services, as well as operates as a prepaid program manager. Total System Services, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Company Profile

China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited engages in the original design and development of specialized mobile handsets for consumers and enterprises in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It operates through Mobile Phone Business and Real Estate segments. The company offers handset design services through outsourcing of EMS providers who engage in assembly and manufacturing operations; and offer testing services of the assembled printed circuit boards, systems, and subsystems for Chinese mobile handset brand owners and international mobile handset brand owners. It also provides feature phones, smart phones, ruggedized phones, wireless modules, smart pads, and wireless software and applications, as well as other electronic components, such as industrial wireless devices. In addition, the company sells mobile handset products under the Tecface, 17FOX, and MOBIFOX brands. Further, it owns, develops, operates, and manages commercial real estate properties. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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