Altice USA (ATUS) vs. Telefonica Brasil (VIV) Head-To-Head Survey

Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) and Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

13.2% of Altice USA shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.3% of Telefonica Brasil shares are owned by institutional investors. 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.


Telefonica Brasil pays an annual dividend of $0.95 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.0%. Altice USA does not pay a dividend. Telefonica Brasil pays out 118.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Altice USA has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Altice USA and Telefonica Brasil, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Altice USA 0 5 10 0 2.67
Telefonica Brasil 0 3 1 0 2.25

Altice USA presently has a consensus price target of $31.93, indicating a potential upside of 37.21%. Telefonica Brasil has a consensus price target of $16.03, indicating a potential upside of 1.99%. Given Altice USA’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Altice USA is more favorable than Telefonica Brasil.


This table compares Altice USA and Telefonica Brasil’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Altice USA N/A N/A N/A
Telefonica Brasil 10.00% 6.29% 4.23%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Altice USA and Telefonica Brasil’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Altice USA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Telefonica Brasil $12.25 billion 2.17 $1.17 billion $0.80 19.65

Telefonica Brasil has higher revenue and earnings than Altice USA.


Altice USA beats Telefonica Brasil on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Altice USA

Altice USA, Inc. is engaged in providing broadband communications and video services in the United States. The Company’s segments include Cablevision and Cequel. Cablevision provides broadband, pay television and telephony services to residential and business customers in and around the New York metropolitan area. Cequel provides broadband, pay television and telephony services to residential and business customers in the south-central United States. It also provides services through ten states of Texas, West Virginia, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arizona, California, Missouri and Ohio. The Company also provides Wi-Fi hotspot access content and advertising services. Broadband provides services, such as video streaming, content downloading for time-shifted video consumption and other applications delivered over OTT platforms. Pay Television provides services through cable network. Video services delivered over DSL networks.

About Telefonica Brasil

Telefonica Brasil S.A. is a mobile telecommunications company in Brazil offering postpaid mobile services. The Company also operates as a fixed telecommunications company in the state of Sao Paulo. The Company markets its mobile services under its Vivo brand. It offers its clients a portfolio of products, including mobile and fixed voice, mobile data, fixed broadband, ultra-fast broadband, Pay television, information technology and digital services. Its operations consist of local and long distance fixed telephone services; mobile services, including value-added services; data services, including broadband services and mobile data services; Pay television services through direct to home (DTH), Internet protocol television (IPTV) and cable; network services, such as rental of facilities, as well as other services; wholesale services, including interconnection; digital services; services designed specifically for corporate customers, and the sale of wireless devices and accessories.

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