Telstra (TLSYY) vs. Telecom Argentina (TEO) Financial Comparison

Telstra (OTCMKTS:TLSYY) and Telecom Argentina (NYSE:TEO) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the …

Telstra (OTCMKTS:TLSYY) and Telecom Argentina (NYSE:TEO) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Telstra and Telecom Argentina, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telstra 0 0 2 0 3.00
Telecom Argentina 1 3 0 0 1.75

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Telstra shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.8% of Telecom Argentina shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Telecom Argentina shares are held 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Telstra and Telecom Argentina’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Telstra $20.17 billion 1.35 $2.76 billion $1.16 9.87
Telecom Argentina $3.95 billion 0.75 $460.85 million $2.39 6.38

Telstra has higher revenue and earnings than Telecom Argentina. Telecom Argentina is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Telstra, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Telstra pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Telecom Argentina pays an annual dividend of $0.79 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. Telstra pays out 65.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Telecom Argentina pays out 33.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Volatility and Risk

Telstra has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telecom Argentina has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Telstra and Telecom Argentina’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telstra N/A N/A N/A
Telecom Argentina -9.90% -12.13% -6.22%

Summary

Telstra beats Telecom Argentina on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Telstra Company Profile

Telstra logoTelstra Corporation Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications and information services to businesses, governments, communities, and individuals in Australia and internationally. It operates in four segments: Telstra Consumer and Small Business, Telstra Enterprise, Telstra Operations, and Telstra Wholesale. The company offers telecommunication products, services, and solutions across mobiles, fixed and mobile broadband, telephony and pay television/Internet protocol, and digital content; and online self-service capabilities, including buying, billing, and servicing requests, as well as operates inbound and outbound call centers, owned and licensed Telstra shops, and the Telstra dealership network. It also provides sales and contract management services for medium to large business and government customers; and product management services for advanced technology solutions and services, such as data and Internet protocol networks, and mobility applications and services, as well as network applications and services products comprising managed network, unified communications, cloud, industry solutions, and integrated services and monitoring. In addition, the company engages in the development of industry vertical solutions; planning, design, engineering architecture, and construction of Telstra networks, technology, and information technology solutions; and provision of a range of telecommunication products and services to other carriers, carriage service providers, and Internet service providers through its networks and related support systems. Further, it provides disconnection, media and marketing, and other services. The company was formerly known as Australian and Overseas Telecommunications Corporation Limited and changed its name to Telstra Corporation Limited in April 1993. Telstra Corporation Limited was founded in 1901 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Telecom Argentina Company Profile

Telecom Argentina logoTelecom Argentina SA engages in the provision of telecommunications services. It operates through the following segments: Fixed Services, Personal Mobile Services and Nucleo Mobile Services. The Fixed Services segment offers basic telephone services; interconnection services; data transmission and internet services; information and communication technology services; other telephone services; and sale of equipment. The Personal Mobile Services provides voice, data, internet services, and sells mobile communication devices. The Nucleo Mobile Services offers telecommunication services in Paraguay. The company was founded on January 5, 1990 is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition applaud Telstra commitment to landlines

RURAL advocacy groups have welcomed news that Telstra has committed to landline improvements as required under the Universal Service …

RURAL advocacy groups have welcomed news that Telstra has committed to landline improvements as required under the Universal Service Obligation (USO) and to achieve its Customer Service Guarantee timeframe.

In a press release, the Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition (RRRCC) said it welcomed the announcement that Telstra would address issues regarding the reliability of landline services identified in the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review.

The review raised issues surrounding extended fault and repair times experienced by some customers in regional, rural and remote Australia.

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National Farmers’ Federation, CEO, Tony Mahar said as a member of the RRRCC, the Federation had consistently advocated for access to reliable voice services.

“For many of these people Telstra’s fixed voice service is the only connection to the outside world if their internet service is not working,” he said.

“Voice services are literally a lifeline for many people , this lifeline must be maintained.”

“For this reason we welcome Telstra’s commitment today to make much needed repairs and upgrades to some of its landline infrastructure, and to a regular review of aged landline repairs.”

Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, Teresa Corbin said the RRRCC strongly supported measures to deliver improved service repair times for regional, rural and remote customers.

“Many of our members have been adversely impacted by a deteriorating landline service that is often not fixed within the specified Customer Service Guarantee timeframe.

“This was recognised by the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee, who said in their final report that they were ‘appalled’ at some of the excessive repair times reported for landline services, which extended through weeks and even months in some cases.”

Better Internet for Rural, Regional and Remote Australia, co-founder, Kristy Sparrow said the RRRCC was pleased to see Telstra’s commitment to migrate 350 customers off the ageing High Capacity Radio Concentrator (HCRC) network, which currently provides 14,000 individual voice services to remote areas.

“The HCRC system’s extended outages and lack of availability of parts is an ongoing issue for remote families with no access to mobile phone coverage.”

“Telstra’s commitment to migrate 350 HCRC customers to a NextG Wireless Local Loop service is very much welcomed. There is also an ongoing need for a strategy to deliver alternative voice technologies for the remainder of those customers serviced by the HCRC network, as identified by the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee.”

In the release, the RRRCC said it called for the Government to support and implement all 10 recommendations of the Regional Telecommunications Review.

The story Telstra to do its job first appeared on Farm Online.

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Australian Telco Company Profiles, 2018: Telstra, Optus, Vodafone Australia, TPG, iiNet, Vocus …

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 12, 2019–The “Australia – Telco Company Profiles” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 12, 2019–The “Australia – Telco Company Profiles” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This report provides overviews, analyses and statistics on Australian telcos including: Telstra, Optus, Vodafone Australia, TPG, iiNet, Vocus and Macquarie Telecom including key operating and financial data.

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the major fixed broadband service providers in Australia: Telstra, Optus, Vocus, TPG, Macquarie Telecom and Vodafone Australia.

The Australian mobile market is dominated by the three major mobile network operators Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone (VHA). These have been able to offer LTE services on a wholesale basis thus encouraging growth in the LTE sector.

This report evaluates the strategies and performances of the mobile network operators, including financial and operational data. It also reviews the main MVNOs and presents an industry overview as well as data and analysis on the trends and key developments in these maturing markets.

Key Developments

  • Vodafone began expanding its NBN fixed line service from Sydney and other major cities
  • Telstra released its four pillar’ strategy
  • TPG is set to enter the mobile network operator sector
  • Amaysim recently announced the launch of its NBN products
  • 4.5G and 5G are the new frontiers linked to wearable device communications and other IoT and M2M activities
  • Telstra has both the IoT and M2M markets in its sights

Topics Covered

1. Mobile Network Operators & MVNOs

2. Fixed Broadband Service Providers

3. Video-On-Demand (VOD) Providers

Companies Featured

  • 3
  • AAPT
  • Aldi Mobile; Boost Mobile
  • Alphawest
  • Amcom
  • Comindico
  • Crazy Johns
  • Hutchison Australia
  • iiNet
  • JB HiFi
  • Kogan Mobile
  • Lebara
  • M2
  • Macquarie Telecom
  • MeU Mobile; Amaysim
  • NBN
  • Nextgen Network
  • Optus
  • Pipe Networks
  • Pivotel
  • PowerTel
  • Red Bull Mobile
  • Soul
  • Telstra
  • TPG Telecom
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Vocus
  • Vodafone
  • Woolworths

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The Best Phone Plans From Telstra And Optus [Updated]

For a while, it seemed like Telstra plans were moving in the right direction. Prices were creeping down, and the value creeping up. But recently Telstra …
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For a while, it seemed like Telstra plans were moving in the right direction. Prices were creeping down, and the value creeping up. But recently Telstra shifted direction again, and we’re back to looking for cheaper alternatives.

The plans that remain are packed with ‘stuff’, but these are pretty expensive. All BYO Phone plans have a 12-month contract and prices start from $49 per month. Pre-paid plans are a bit cheaper, but are comparably low value.

If you own your own phone, and you want Telstra coverage on the cheap, you’ll need to look elsewhere.

Telstra network plans (with 10GB or more)

There’s a bunch of service providers selling plans on the Telstra network these days; some well-known brands, some smaller challengers. The plans above are a mix of no-contract, 12-month contract and prepaid plans, and these fill in the gaps that Telstra leaves open by not offering cheaper plans.

Pennytel has a good deal going, offering the first six months service for 25% off. The price remains competitive after the discount runs its course, but the plan has no contract terms, so you can consider another move after the 3-months is up.

Belong and Boost are good options if you have people to call overseas as both include unlimited calls to a select overseas numbers (Belong to 36 countries, Boost to 15 countries.) Both also have a data-rollover function built into plans, which is handy.

In comparison, Telstra’s own plans tend to offer more, but cost too much. Its prepaid plans are about $10 – $20 more than most of the competition, for the amount of data you get. With that said Telstra is offering bonus data for a limited time on the above and which does make them more attractive.

The 12-month BYO Phone plans are solid offers if you can stomach the cost. Each offers a ton of data, and the two more expensive plans include ‘peace of mind data’ (no excess data charges.) It just seems odd to pay $89 per month and not to get a new smartphone bundled into the deal.

Optus network plans (with 10GB or more)

I think it’s worth pointing out that even if you choose one of the cheaper Telstra network alternatives you are still paying a price premium. If you’re looking to save money, you’d be wise to test out the Optus (or Vodafone) network and see how it compares to Telstra coverage in your area.


Joe Hanlon is Publisher at WhistleOut, Australia’s phone and internet comparison website. He’s been writing about phones and plans for far too long.

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Check out JB Hi-Fi’s great value plans on the Telstra network

Fresh off Telstra’s bonus deal we posted this morning, JB Hi-Fi are offering some great deals also. If you are living this life as well JB Hi-Fi has some …

If you’ve embraced the joy of decoupling your mobile phone purchasing from your monthly mobile plan you might be familiar with the freedom of shopping around for the best plan. Fresh off Telstra’s bonus deal we posted this morning, JB Hi-Fi are offering some great deals also.

If you are living this life as well JB Hi-Fi has some great value plans on the Telstra network that really are worthy of consideration. Telstra’s network is, for the majority of Australia, the best around, unfortunately they seem to be aware of this and charge accordingly. If you want to stay with Telstra or switch over to reap those coverage benefits but want to save a few bucks and get some extra data then it’s time to look a JB HiFi.

Plans

JB is offering 3 basic plans, one of which is really only for new Telstra customers. On the whole plans are relatively simple these days if you don’t need international calling. You can expect unlimited national calls and texts, and various amounts of data and contract lengths.

$65/ Month $55/ Month $45/ Month
National Calls and texts Unlimited
Contract 24 Months 12 Months 12 Months
Included data 80GB 60GB 50GB
Special conditions (after $10 credit for new customers) + free Huawei Nova 3i

The current special is with the $55 plan (after the $10 bonus – plan is usually $65 a month) is that for a limited time customers will also get a free Huawei Nova 3i valued at $499.

Credit: OzBargain

The important thing to remember with JB Hi-Fi is they aren’t a MVNO, they are a certified Telstra dealer, as such you’re getting the full Telstra experience including all of the additional Telstra features like AFL, Telstra Thanks etc.

Port in deals

For customers ‘porting in’ from other carriers (not including Boost and Belong customers) JB offers some relatively attractive bonus offers. For new users signing up for the 24 month $65 plan you can get either $500 towards a new phone valued over $999 or $300 towards a new phone valued at less that $999 but more than $300.

The $55 12 month plan for new customers only attracts a $300 JB Hi-Fi Store card which unfortunately you get after purchasing the phone, as such you can’t use it to actually buy the device upfront — you do get a free Huawei Nova 3i at the moment though.

If you’re wanting or needing to be on the Telstra network for what ever reason but you’re looking for slightly better value and inclusions than you get from Telstra direct and you don’t mind a minimum of a 12 month contract perhaps now’s the time to look at JB Hi-Fi’s plans?

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