Cellcom Israel (NYSE: CEL) and Millicom (OTCMKTS:MIICF) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and valuation.
Volatility and Risk
Cellcom Israel has a beta of 2.06, meaning that its share price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Millicom has a beta of 1.49, meaning that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings for Cellcom Israel and Millicom, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Cellcom Israel and Millicom’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Millicom has higher revenue and earnings than Cellcom Israel.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
7.7% of Cellcom Israel shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.7% of Millicom shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Millicom pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Cellcom Israel does not pay a dividend. Millicom pays out 122.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
This table compares Cellcom Israel and Millicom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Cellcom Israel beats Millicom on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Cellcom Israel
Cellcom Israel Ltd. provides cellular and landline telecommunications services in Israel. It operates through two segments, Cellular and Fixed-line. The company offers basic cellular telephony services, such as voice mail, cellular fax, call waiting, call forwarding, caller identification, conference calling, and inbound and outbound roaming services; and data transfer, and upload and download services. It also provides value-added services comprising SMS and MMS services; cloud backup and content services, including Cellcom Volume music application and Cellcom TV application; text and multimedia messaging services; and advanced cellular content services. In addition, the company sells handsets, modems, tablets, and laptops, as well as offers repair services. Further, it provides transmission and data services through fiber-optic infrastructure and complementary microwave links to selected business customers and telecommunications operators. Additionally, the company offers Internet infrastructure and connectivity, international calling, landline telephony, operator, teleconferencing, and international long distance services. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 10.6 million cellular subscribers. Cellcom Israel Ltd. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Netanya, Israel.
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.
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