Comparing PLDT (NYSE:PHI) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (OTCMKTS:MTENY)

PLDT (NYSE:PHI) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (OTCMKTS:MTENY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for PLDT and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PLDT 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility and Risk

PLDT has a beta of 0.21, suggesting that its share price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam has a beta of 4.16, suggesting that its share price is 316% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PLDT and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PLDT $3.75 billion 2.16 $490.54 million $2.23 16.80
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam $314.01 million 0.72 -$520.82 million N/A N/A

PLDT has higher revenue and earnings than Mahanagar Telephone Nigam.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.0% of PLDT shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares PLDT and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PLDT 12.28% 26.19% 5.18%
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam N/A N/A N/A

Summary

PLDT beats Mahanagar Telephone Nigam on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PLDT

PLDT, Inc. engages in the provision of telecommunication services. It operates through the following segments: Wireless, Fixed Line, and Others. The Wireless segment consists of cellular services through text messaging and wireless broadband. The Fixed Line segment offers fixed line telecommunications services throughout the country, servicing retail, corporate and small medium enterprise, or SME clients. The Other segments includes process solutions though subsidiaries. The company was founded on November 28, 1928 and is headquartered in Makati City, Philippines.

About Mahanagar Telephone Nigam

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. engages in the provision of telecommunications services. It operates through the Basic, and Cellular segments. The company was founded on February 28, 1986 and is headquartered in New Delhi, India.

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