Reviewing Telecom Italia (TI) and Magyar Telekom Tavkozlesi Nyrt (MYTAY)

Telecom Italia (NYSE:TI) and Magyar Telekom Tavkozlesi Nyrt (OTCMKTS:MYTAY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.8% of Telecom Italia shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Magyar Telekom Tavkozlesi Nyrt shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Telecom Italia and Magyar Telekom Tavkozlesi Nyrt, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telecom Italia 5 4 0 0 1.44
Magyar Telekom Tavkozlesi Nyrt 0 0 0 0 N/A

Telecom Italia currently has a consensus price target of $10.53, indicating a potential upside of 96.46%. Given Telecom Italia’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Telecom Italia is more favorable than Magyar Telekom Tavkozlesi Nyrt.

Risk & Volatility

Telecom Italia has a beta of 0.66, suggesting that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Magyar Telekom Tavkozlesi Nyrt has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Telecom Italia and Magyar Telekom Tavkozlesi Nyrt’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telecom Italia N/A N/A N/A
Magyar Telekom Tavkozlesi Nyrt 7.03% 7.49% 3.96%


Magyar Telekom Tavkozlesi Nyrt pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Telecom Italia does not pay a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Telecom Italia and Magyar Telekom Tavkozlesi Nyrt’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Telecom Italia $23.00 billion 0.49 $1.27 billion $0.68 7.88
Magyar Telekom Tavkozlesi Nyrt $2.24 billion 0.74 $168.21 million N/A N/A

Telecom Italia has higher revenue and earnings than Magyar Telekom Tavkozlesi Nyrt.

Telecom Italia Company Profile

Telecom Italia S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed and mobile telecommunications services in Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, and South America. It offers landline and mobile telecommunications, voice, messaging, data, Internet, and broadband services for consumers, as well as for small and medium-size enterprises, small offices/home offices, public sector clients, large accounts, and enterprises in the fixed and mobile telecommunications markets. The company also provides regulated and unregulated wholesale services for fixed and mobile telecommunications operators; infrastructure for housing radio transmission equipment of mobile telephone networks; and office products and services for information technology (IT), as well as develops, engineers, builds, and operates network infrastructures, IT, real estate properties, and plant engineering. In addition, it offers Ethernet, optical connectivity, and Internet protocol solutions; dedicated transport services; platform services to distribute multimedia content; wireless and satellite services through a radio channel; and IT products and solutions for business customers. Telecom Italia S.p.A. was founded in 1908 and is based in Milan, Italy.

Magyar Telekom Tavkozlesi Nyrt Company Profile

Magyar Telekom Telecommunications Public Limited Company provides fixed line and mobile telecommunication services for public and business customers in Hungary and internationally. The company's mobile services include voice and non-voice mobile services, such as SMS, MMS, Internet, data, and content; and fixed line services comprise voice, data, Internet, and TV services. It also sells equipment for using fixed line and mobile services, including telephones, tablets, notebooks, TV sets, etc. In addition, the company provides fixed line wholesale services comprising leased line and IP, wholesale bit stream access and local loop unbundling services, wholesale voice and associated network access and other commercial services, and wholesale products designed for the retail services of CATV companies and individual solutions; mobile wholesale services, such as mobile interconnect and interworking products, and roaming services; and international wholesale voice and data services, as well as offers IPv6 dual-stack services to its residential customers. Further, it offers Internet Exchange (MT-IX), a physical infrastructure to facilitate the exchange of Internet traffic among the members of the MT-IX in various autonomous systems; and system integration and IT services. Additionally, the company provides electricity and natural gas services. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. Magyar Telekom Telecommunications PLC is a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom Europe B.V.

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