KT (NYSE:KT) and Inventergy Global (OTCMKTS:INVT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Volatility and Risk
KT has a beta of 0.38, meaning that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inventergy Global has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for KT and Inventergy Global, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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This table compares KT and Inventergy Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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KT pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Inventergy Global does not pay a dividend. KT pays out 31.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. KT has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
34.0% of KT shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of KT shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 24.6% of Inventergy Global shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares KT and Inventergy Global’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|KT||$21.35 billion||0.28||$587.47 million||$1.28||9.41|
|Inventergy Global||$1.77 million||0.23||-$7.73 million||N/A||N/A|
KT has higher revenue and earnings than Inventergy Global.
KT beats Inventergy Global on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
KT Company Profile
KT Corporation provides telecommunications services in Korea and internationally. The company offers local, domestic long-distance, and international long-distance fixed-line and voice over Internet protocol fixed-line telephone services, as well as interconnection services; broadband Internet access service and other Internet-related services, including IPTV services; and data communication services, such as leased line and broadband Internet connection services to institutional customers. It also provides mobile voice and data telecommunications, credit card processing and other financial, and satellite TV and media content services. In addition, the company offers information technology and network services. Further, it plans and develops commercial and office buildings and condominiums, as well as leases buildings; maintains public telephones; manages sports groups; develops medicine and pharmacy; and sells communication devices. Additionally, the company offers security, B2C and B2B, investment fund, software development and data processing, Internet banking ASP and security, value added network, system integration and maintenance, mobile marketing, and PCS distribution services. It also provides TV content, residential building development and supply, asset management and consulting, cloud system, data center development, satellite communication, music contents investment, technology business finance, advertising agency, network installation and management, system integration and maintenance, foreign investment, electronic communication, and wireless high speed Internet services, as well as call center services for the financial sectors. As of December 31, 2017, the company served approximately 20,015,000 mobile subscribers and 7.5 million IPTV subscribers. The company was formerly known as Korea Telecom Corp. and changed its name to KT Corporation in March 2002. KT Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea.
Inventergy Global Company Profile
Inventergy Global, Inc., an intellectual property (IP) investment and licensing company, engages in identifying, acquiring, and licensing patented technologies of various technology and small companies. The company acquires portfolios in the telecommunications industry primarily in core network infrastructure and mobile broadband communications segments. Inventergy Global, Inc. is headquartered in Campbell, California.
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