Pharol SGPS (OTCMKTS:PTGCY) and Millicom International Cellular (OTCMKTS:MIICF) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Pharol SGPS and Millicom International Cellular’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|
|Millicom International Cellular||$6.02 billion||1.00||$85.00 million||N/A||N/A|
Millicom International Cellular has higher revenue and earnings than Pharol SGPS.
Risk and Volatility
Pharol SGPS has a beta of 3.24, suggesting that its share price is 224% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Millicom International Cellular has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Millicom International Cellular pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Pharol SGPS does not pay a dividend.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
1.7% of Millicom International Cellular shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.1% of Pharol SGPS 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.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Pharol SGPS and Millicom International Cellular, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Millicom International Cellular||1||0||2||0||2.33|
This table compares Pharol SGPS and Millicom International Cellular’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Millicom International Cellular||2.50%||4.56%||1.57%|
Millicom International Cellular beats Pharol SGPS on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Pharol SGPS
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.
About Millicom International Cellular
Millicom International Cellular S.A. provides cable and mobile services in Latin America and Africa. It offers mobile services to approximately 53 million customers; pay-TV and broadband services; and a range of digital services, including high-speed data, cable TV, voice and SMS, mobile financial services, and business solutions. The company markets its products and services under the Tigo, Tigo Business, Tigo Money, Tigo Sports, and Tigo Music brands. Millicom International Cellular S.A. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
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