Remark (NASDAQ:MARK) and Telecom Italia (NYSE:TI.A) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
Telecom Italia pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Remark does not pay a dividend.
This table compares Remark and Telecom Italia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility and Risk
Remark has a beta of 2.18, indicating that its stock price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telecom Italia has a beta of 0.45, indicating that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Remark and Telecom Italia, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Remark currently has a consensus target price of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 351.81%. Given Remark’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Remark is more favorable than Telecom Italia.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
24.1% of Remark shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.0% of Telecom Italia shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.1% of Remark shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Remark and Telecom Italia’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Remark||$70.60 million||0.78||-$106.73 million||($1.79)||-0.93|
|Telecom Italia||$23.00 billion||0.14||$1.27 billion||N/A||N/A|
Telecom Italia has higher revenue and earnings than Remark.
Remark beats Telecom Italia on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Remark Company Profile
Remark Holdings, Inc., a technology company, focuses on the development and deployment of artificial intelligence-based solutions for businesses in various industries worldwide. The company operates KanKan, a social media data intelligence platform. It also owns and operates various digital media properties that deliver content in various verticals, such as travel and entertainment, young adult lifestyle, and personal finance. The company was formerly known as Remark Media, Inc. and changed its name to Remark Holdings, Inc. in April 2017. Remark Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Telecom Italia Company Profile
Telecom Italia SpA engages in the provision of telecommunication and Internet services, digital contents, and cloud services. It operates through the following business segments: Domestic, Brazil, and Other Operations. The Domestic segment includes operations in Italian voice and data operations on fixed and mobile networks for retail and wholesale customers; the international wholesale through Telecom Italia Sparkle; and products and services for information technology through the Olivetti group. The Brazil segment includes mobile and fixed telecommunications operations in Brazil. The Other Operations segment includes finance companies and other minor companies not strictly related to the core business. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Rome, Italy.
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