Advanced Info Service PCL (OTCMKTS:AVIFY) and KT (NYSE:KT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Advanced Info Service PCL and KT, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Advanced Info Service PCL||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Advanced Info Service PCL and KT’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Advanced Info Service PCL||$5.27 billion||3.41||$887.28 million||N/A||N/A|
|KT||$21.35 billion||0.28||$626.50 million||$1.28||9.38|
Advanced Info Service PCL has higher earnings, but lower revenue than KT.
Advanced Info Service PCL pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. KT does not pay a dividend. KT has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Risk & Volatility
Advanced Info Service PCL has a beta of 0.33, meaning that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KT has a beta of 0.46, meaning that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Advanced Info Service PCL and KT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Advanced Info Service PCL||18.37%||59.95%||10.75%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
33.6% of KT shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of KT shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Advanced Info Service PCL beats KT on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Advanced Info Service PCL
Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited operates as a mobile phone network company primarily in Thailand. The company operates through three segments: Mobile Phone Services, Mobile Phone and Equipment 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 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 international telephone service, broadcasting network, and television broadcasting services for various channels, as well as insurance brokerage services. Further, the company offers IT, content aggregator, and billing and collection outsourcing services; call center services; and land and building rental services, as well as related facilities. Additionally, it provides Internet data center, and Internet and satellite uplink-downlink services for communications; and distributes Internet equipment; publishes business telephone directories and advertising; offers mobile contents; and provides online advertising services. Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited was founded in 1989 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand.
KT Corporation provides telecommunications services in Korea and internationally. The company offers local, domestic long-distance, and international long-distance fixed-line and voice over Internet protocol fixed-line telephone services, as well as interconnection services; broadband Internet access service and other Internet-related services, including IPTV services; and data communication services, such as leased line and broadband Internet connection services to institutional customers. It also provides mobile voice and data telecommunications, credit card processing and other financial, and satellite TV and media content services. In addition, the company offers information technology and network services. Further, it plans and develops commercial and office buildings and condominiums, as well as leases buildings; maintains public telephones; manages sports groups; develops medicine and pharmacy; and sells communication devices. Additionally, the company offers security, B2C and B2B, investment fund, software development and data processing, Internet banking ASP and security, value added network, system integration and maintenance, mobile marketing, and PCS distribution services. It also provides TV content, residential building development and supply, asset management and consulting, cloud system, data center development, satellite communication, music contents investment, technology business finance, advertising agency, network installation and management, system integration and maintenance, foreign investment, electronic communication, and wireless high speed Internet services, as well as call center services for the financial sectors. As of December 31, 2017, the company served approximately 20,015,000 mobile subscribers and 7.5 million IPTV subscribers. The company was formerly known as Korea Telecom Corp. and changed its name to KT Corporation in March 2002. KT Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea.
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