Advanced Info Service PCL (OTCMKTS:AVIFY) and Spark New Zealand (OTCMKTS:SPKKY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.
Advanced Info Service PCL pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Spark New Zealand pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Spark New Zealand pays out 68.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Advanced Info Service PCL and Spark New Zealand’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Advanced Info Service PCL||19.16%||63.94%||11.09%|
|Spark New Zealand||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Advanced Info Service PCL and Spark New Zealand, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Advanced Info Service PCL||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Spark New Zealand||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.3% of Spark New Zealand shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Advanced Info Service PCL has a beta of 0.4, suggesting that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spark New Zealand has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Advanced Info Service PCL and Spark New Zealand’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Advanced Info Service PCL||$4.65 billion||3.40||$887.28 million||N/A||N/A|
|Spark New Zealand||$2.61 billion||1.98||$275.15 million||$0.82||17.20|
Advanced Info Service PCL has higher revenue and earnings than Spark New Zealand.
Advanced Info Service PCL beats Spark New Zealand on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Advanced Info Service PCL Company Profile
Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited operates as a mobile phone network company primarily in Thailand. The company operates through three segments: Mobile Phone and Call Center Services, Mobile Phone Sales, and Datanet and Broadband Services. It is involved in the operation of cellular telephone networks in the frequency of 900 MHz; and in 2.1 GHz and 1800 MHz frequencies. The company also imports and distributes mobile handsets and accessories, as well as distributes cash cards; and provides online data communications services through telephone landlines and optical fiber, as well as electronic payment services. In addition, it provides services, such as international telephone service/gateway, broadcasting network, and television broadcasting services for various channels. Further, the company offers IT, content aggregator, and billing and collection outsourcing services; and operates in land and building rental and service, as well as related facilities. Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited was founded in 1989 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Spark New Zealand Company Profile
Spark New Zealand Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications, and information and communications technology (ICT) products and services primarily in New Zealand. The company's Spark Home, Mobile & Business segment offers a range of services and content, data, and voice services across fiber, wireless, and copper broadband, mobile, online video entertainment, and nationwide Wi-Fi zones to consumer and small business customers. Its Spark Digital segment integrates IT and telecommunications services to provide converged ICT solutions for clients. The company's Spark Connect & Platforms segment engages in the Spark's network and IT operations, shared business operations, and digital and service transformation activities. Its Spark Ventures & Wholesale segment develops a portfolio of businesses; and engages in the servicing and stewardship of Spark's wholesale products and services. The company also offers IT infrastructure, business cloud, business telecommunications, outsourced telecommunications, subscription video-on-demand, big data analytics and marketing automation, IT infrastructure and data center, and international wholesale telecommunications services. In addition, it provides local, national, and international telephone and data services; and retails telecommunications products and services. The company was formerly known as Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited and changed its name to Spark New Zealand Limited in August 2014. Spark New Zealand Limited was founded in 1987 and is based in Auckland, New Zealand.
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