Shenandoah Telecommunications (NASDAQ:SHEN) and TELIA Co A B/ADR (NASDAQ:TLSNY) Head-To-Head Comparison

Shenandoah Telecommunications (NASDAQ:SHEN) and TELIA Co A B/ADR (OTCMKTS:TLSNY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Dividends

Shenandoah Telecommunications pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. TELIA Co A B/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Shenandoah Telecommunications pays out 26.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Shenandoah Telecommunications has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

54.6% of Shenandoah Telecommunications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of TELIA Co A B/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.3% of Shenandoah Telecommunications shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Shenandoah Telecommunications and TELIA Co A B/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Shenandoah Telecommunications $633.91 million 3.67 $54.94 million $1.10 42.45
TELIA Co A B/ADR $9.10 billion 1.71 $750.54 million N/A N/A

TELIA Co A B/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Shenandoah Telecommunications.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Shenandoah Telecommunications and TELIA Co A B/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Shenandoah Telecommunications 1 2 0 0 1.67
TELIA Co A B/ADR 2 1 2 0 2.00

Shenandoah Telecommunications presently has a consensus target price of $44.67, suggesting a potential downside of 4.33%. Given Shenandoah Telecommunications’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Shenandoah Telecommunications is more favorable than TELIA Co A B/ADR.

Profitability

This table compares Shenandoah Telecommunications and TELIA Co A B/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Shenandoah Telecommunications 8.64% 11.51% 2.94%
TELIA Co A B/ADR 7.33% 7.30% 2.57%

Volatility & Risk

Shenandoah Telecommunications has a beta of 0.18, meaning that its share price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TELIA Co A B/ADR has a beta of 0.34, meaning that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Shenandoah Telecommunications beats TELIA Co A B/ADR on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Shenandoah Telecommunications

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, through its subsidiaries, primarily provides wireless, cable, and wireline telecommunications services to customers and other telecommunications providers. The company operates in three segments: Wireless, Cable, and Wireline. The Wireless segment provides digital wireless mobile services; and wireless mobility communications network products and services. It owns 208 cell site towers built on leased land and owned land; and leases space on towers to affiliated and non-affiliated third party wireless service providers. This segment provides its services in central and western Virginia, south-central Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio. The Cable segment offers video, broadband, and voice services in Virginia, West Virginia, and western Maryland; and leases fiber optic facilities. The Wireline segment provides regulated and unregulated voice services, Internet broadband, and long distance access services, as well as leases fiber optic facilities throughout portions of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Shenandoah Telecommunications Company also maintains an interstate fiber optic network; and offers unregulated communications equipment sales and services. The company provides its products and services under the Sprint and Shentel brands. Shenandoah Telecommunications Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Edinburg, Virginia.

About TELIA Co A B/ADR

Telia Company AB (publ) provides communication services in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania, and Estonia. The company offers mobile, broadband, television, and fixed-line services to businesses, individuals, families, and communities. It also provides contact center, Internet of Things (IoT), hosting, managed Wi-Fi, and cloud and security services; data center and infrastructure services; IP-network solutions and system integration services; and financing solutions. In addition, the company owns and operates fiber backbones. The company markets its products and services under the Telia, Halebop, OneCall, MyCall, Phonero, Get, TDC, Call me, DLG Tele, Diil, Lmt, Amigo, Ezys, and Moldcell brands. It has 16.8 million mobile subscriptions, 1.9 million fixed voice subscriptions, 2.9 million broadband subscriptions, 2.4 million TV subscriptions, 2.1 million IoT subscriptions. The company was formerly known as TeliaSonera AB (publ) and changed its name to Telia Company AB (publ) in April 2016. Telia Company AB (publ) was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Solna, Sweden.

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