BCE (NYSE:BCE) vs. Inventergy Global (OTCMKTS:INVT) Critical Review

BCE (NYSE:BCE) and Inventergy Global (OTCMKTS:INVT) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

BCE has a beta of 0.45, suggesting that its share price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inventergy Global has a beta of 1.48, suggesting that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares BCE and Inventergy Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BCE 12.88% 16.79% 4.79%
Inventergy Global N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

43.1% of BCE shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of BCE shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 24.6% of Inventergy Global shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for BCE and Inventergy Global, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BCE 0 4 5 0 2.56
Inventergy Global 0 0 0 0 N/A

BCE presently has a consensus price target of $62.72, suggesting a potential upside of 25.42%. Given BCE’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe BCE is more favorable than Inventergy Global.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares BCE and Inventergy Global’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BCE $17.08 billion 2.66 $1.97 billion $2.25 22.23
Inventergy Global N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

BCE has higher revenue and earnings than Inventergy Global.

Summary

BCE beats Inventergy Global on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BCE

BCE, Inc. is a telecommunications and media company, which engages in the provision of communication services to residential, business, and wholesale customers. It operates through the following segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. The Bell Wireless segment covers integrated digital wireless voice and data communications products and services to residential and business customers. The Bell Wireline segment offers data, including Internet access and Internet protocol television, local telephone, long distance, as well as other communications services and products to residential, small and medium-sized business, and large enterprise customers. The Bell Media segment includes conventional, specialty and pay television, digital media, radio broadcasting services, and out-of-home advertising services. The company was founded on February 25, 1970 and is headquartered in Verdun, Canada.

About Inventergy Global

Inventergy Global, Inc. engages in identifying, acquiring and licensing the patented technologies of market-significant technology leaders. The company was founded by Joseph W. Beyers in 1991 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA.

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