Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (TKC) & pdvWireless (PDVW) Critical Analysis

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE:TKC) and pdvWireless (NASDAQ:PDVW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.1% of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.8% of pdvWireless shares are held by institutional investors. 12.4% of pdvWireless shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. and pdvWireless, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. 0 2 1 0 2.33
pdvWireless 0 0 1 0 3.00


Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. pdvWireless does not pay a dividend. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. pays out 66.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. has a beta of 0.63, meaning that its share price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, pdvWireless has a beta of 0.53, meaning that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. and pdvWireless’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. $4.38 billion 1.09 $416.74 million $0.48 11.29
pdvWireless $6.36 million 84.50 -$24.56 million ($2.33) -15.69

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. has higher revenue and earnings than pdvWireless. pdvWireless is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. and pdvWireless’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. 9.77% 12.65% 4.61%
pdvWireless -591.27% -16.82% -15.77%


Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. beats pdvWireless on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. Company Profile

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. provides mobile telecommunication services for consumer, corporate, and wholesale customers. The company operates in two segments, Turkcell Turkey and Turkcell International. It offers mobile communication and fixed voice services; and broadband services that consist of mobile broadband, fiber to the home/building, and ADSL. The company also provides BiP, an integrated IP-based communication platform; Turkcell TV+, which enables its subscribers to watch live television channels and on-demand video content; fizy, a digital music platform; Lifebox, a cloud service for data storage; Dergilik, a digital publishing platform; Yaani, a search engine application; My Account, an application for customers to track their bills and usage; Goals on Your Mobile, an application that allows fans to follow their sports team; Turkcell Academy that provides digital learning contents and services; and UpCall, a call management service. In addition, it offers Turkcell Smart Enablers, a mobile-based network that offers services for companies to know their customers; Turkcell Smart Map service; location based services; authentication services; Mobile Signature, which enables mobile subscribers to sign on electronic documents and transactions; Mobile Connect; Cloud services; Machine to Machine and Internet of Things; mobile marketing and corporate messaging services; management information system, and e-commerce platform. Further, the company provides international roaming, and wholesale voice and data services. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 15.6 million prepaid subscribers and 18.5 million postpaid subscribers; and approximately 2.1 million fixed line customers. The company covers 3.1 million homes with its fiber infrastructure. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. is a subsidiary of Turkcell Holding A.S.

pdvWireless Company Profile

pdvWireless, Inc., a wireless communication company, provides network and mobile communication solutions to infrastructure and enterprise customers primarily in the United States. It offers TeamConnect service, which combines pdvConnect, a proprietary suite of mobile communication and workforce management applications with digital network architecture and mobile devices supplied by Motorola Solutions, Inc. The company's mobile communication and workforce management solutions enable businesses to locate and communicate with their field workers, as well as enhance the documentation of work events and job status. pdvWireless, Inc. primarily markets its TeamConnect services to customers indirectly through third-party dealers, with sales, marketing, and advertising support from its internal sales and marketing team. The company was formerly known as Pacific DataVision, Inc. and changed its name to pdvWireless, Inc. in November 2015. pdvWireless, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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