Hong Kong Television Network (OTCMKTS:HKTVY) and Rostelecom OJSC (OTCMKTS:ROSYY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
Risk and Volatility
Hong Kong Television Network has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rostelecom OJSC has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Rostelecom OJSC pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Hong Kong Television Network does not pay a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Rostelecom OJSC shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Hong Kong Television Network and Rostelecom OJSC, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hong Kong Television Network||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Hong Kong Television Network and Rostelecom OJSC’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hong Kong Television Network||$114.38 million||2.71||-$16.98 million||N/A||N/A|
|Rostelecom OJSC||$5.09 billion||0.66||$225.05 million||N/A||N/A|
Rostelecom OJSC has higher revenue and earnings than Hong Kong Television Network.
This table compares Hong Kong Television Network and Rostelecom OJSC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hong Kong Television Network||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Rostelecom OJSC beats Hong Kong Television Network on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Hong Kong Television Network Company Profile
Hong Kong Television Network Limited engages in multimedia business in Hong Kong. The company is involved in multimedia production, contents distribution, and other multimedia related activities; and operation of e-shopping mall, providing a ‘one-stop shop' platform, including entertainment, online shopping, and delivery services. It also engages in property investment, trading, and TV programming activities; and provision of mobile television, as well as management and agency services to artistes. The company was formerly known as City Telecom (H.K.) Limited and changed its name to Hong Kong Television Network Limited in January 2013. Hong Kong Television Network Limited was founded in 1992 and is based in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong.
Rostelecom OJSC Company Profile
Public Joint Stock Company Rostelecom provides telecommunications services in Russia and Europe. The company offers communication services, such as local, intra-zone, long-distance domestic and international fixed-line telephone, and mobile services, as well as data transmission, Internet, Pay TV, VPN, data center, and radio communication services; and rents communication channels. It operates the intercity network and the international telecommunications gateways of Russia, which carry voice and data traffic that originates in owned, and other national and international operators' networks to national and international operators for termination. The company also operates government programs, including e-Government, unified communication service, and others, as well as offers solutions in the fields of cloud computing, healthcare, education, security, and housing and utility services. In addition, it manufactures communication equipment; and provides repair and maintenance, engineering design, recreational, IT consulting, and data storage services. Further, the company is involved in the provision of pension fund and equipment leasing activities. It serves approximately 13 million broadband subscribers; and approximately 10.1 million pay-TV subscribers, including 5.3 million IPTV subscribers. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.
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