Telecom Italia S.P.A. (NYSE: TI) and 8×8 (NASDAQ:EGHT) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.8% of Telecom Italia S.P.A. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.1% of 8×8 shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.4% of 8×8 shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Telecom Italia S.P.A. and 8×8’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Telecom Italia S.P.A.||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Telecom Italia S.P.A. and 8×8, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Telecom Italia S.P.A.||0||3||2||0||2.40|
Telecom Italia S.P.A. presently has a consensus price target of $1.80, indicating a potential downside of 77.58%. 8×8 has a consensus price target of $17.44, indicating a potential upside of 24.16%. Given 8×8’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe 8×8 is more favorable than Telecom Italia S.P.A..
Volatility & Risk
Telecom Italia S.P.A. has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 8×8 has a beta of 0.35, suggesting that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Telecom Italia S.P.A. and 8×8’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Telecom Italia S.P.A.||$21.06 billion||0.81||$2.00 billion||N/A||N/A|
|8×8||$253.39 million||5.10||-$4.75 million||($0.07)||-200.69|
Telecom Italia S.P.A. has higher revenue and earnings than 8×8.
8×8 beats Telecom Italia S.P.A. on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Telecom Italia S.P.A.
Telecom Italia S.p.A. (Telecom Italia) operates fixed voice and data infrastructure in Italy, and provides mobile network platforms. The Company focuses on various areas of digital services, including Enriched Communication, Trusted Digital Life, Business Life, Indoor Life, Mobile Open Life and Digital Entertainment. Its segments include Consumer, Business, National Wholesale and Other. It is engaged in developing various projects in areas, including Smart Green, Social Reading, Solutions for good schooling, Digital tourism 2.0, Smart Home, FriendTV and Big Data. Smart Green is the assessment of projects connected with the environment and potential partnerships with the local government offices for the monitoring of air in public offices and urban areas, using networks of sensors connected to the Company’s Cloud. The Company is involved, either alone or in partnership with external partners, in devising and developing healthcare services at national, regional and local level.
8×8, Inc. provides cloud-based, enterprise-class software solutions. The Company’s solutions are delivered through Software as a Service (SaaS) business model. Its segments include Americas and Europe. Its software platform brings together cloud, mobile, collaboration, video and data science technologies. Through a combination of open application program interface (API) and pre-built integrations, its solutions leverage critical customer context from internal data systems and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Its software product, branded as 8×8 Virtual Office, delivers voice as a service across the world. 8×8 Virtual Office enables a customer to use a single business phone number to place and receive calls from any supported device. It provides software to enable a multi-channel contact center under the 8×8 Virtual Contact Center brand. Its Virtual Office Meetings software solution is a tool for teams within the enterprise to meet and collaborate on a shared project.
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