Partner Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR) and China Unicom (Hong Kong) (NYSE:CHU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
2.4% of Partner Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.9% of China Unicom (Hong Kong) shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Partner Communications shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 77.5% of China Unicom (Hong Kong) shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Partner Communications and China Unicom (Hong Kong)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|China Unicom (Hong Kong)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Risk and Volatility
Partner Communications has a beta of 1.74, suggesting that its stock price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Unicom (Hong Kong) has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Partner Communications and China Unicom (Hong Kong)’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Partner Communications||$943.00 million||0.74||$33.00 million||N/A||N/A|
|China Unicom (Hong Kong)||$40.68 billion||0.98||$270.54 million||$0.11||118.91|
China Unicom (Hong Kong) has higher revenue and earnings than Partner Communications.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Partner Communications and China Unicom (Hong Kong), as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|China Unicom (Hong Kong)||1||2||4||0||2.43|
Partner Communications presently has a consensus target price of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 282.78%. Given Partner Communications’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Partner Communications is more favorable than China Unicom (Hong Kong).
Partner Communications beats China Unicom (Hong Kong) on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Partner Communications
Partner Communications Company Ltd. provides cellular and fixed-line telecommunication services in Israel. The company operates in two segments, Cellular and Fixed-Line. It offers cellular telephony services on 2G, 3G, and 4G networks; and basic services, including cellular voice services in Israel and abroad, text messaging services, and mobile broadband services, as well as a mobile application for information and purchasing. The company also provides content services, 4G TV video content, television and music applications, backup and synchronizing services, defense and security services, and services for small and medium-sized businesses; machine to machine connectivity solutions; and international roaming services. In addition, it offers Internet service provider (ISP) services, such as email accounts, Wi-Fi networking, anti-virus and site filtering, and infrastructure and ISP access services; network and data infrastructure services, information security solutions, integration solutions, business information storage, and data center and cloud services; international long distance telephony services; fixed-line transmission and data capacity services; and voice over broadband telephony services and primary rate interface services, as well as value added services. Further, the company sells cellular handsets, modems, tablets, laptops, and related accessories, as well as handset maintenance and spare parts; landline phones, routers, servers, smart boxes and related equipment, media streamers, Wi-Fi -only tablets, and other telecommunications equipment; and digital audio visual equipment, including televisions, digital cameras, games consoles, media streamers, digital watches, 3D glasses, smart TVs, and other related equipment. It offers its services and products through sales and service centers, and direct sales force, as well as through dealers and online. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Rosh HaAyin, Israel.
About China Unicom (Hong Kong)
China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited is a Hong Kong-based investment holding company principally engaged in the provision of telecommunications services. The Company’s businesses include mobile businesses, fixed-line businesses and others. Its mobile businesses include the provision of call services, roaming services, mobile broadband services, traditional value-added services such as short message services, multimedia message services and wireless Internet access card, as well as new value-added services such as mobile music, mobile television and Wo portal services. Its fixed-line businesses include broadband and Internet networks businesses, among others. The Company’s subsidiaries include CUCL, China Unicom Global Limited and China Unicom (Europe) Operations Limited.
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