TELE2 AB/ADR (OTCMKTS:TLTZY) and Orbital Tracking (OTCMKTS:TRKK) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

TELE2 AB/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Orbital Tracking does not pay a dividend. TELE2 AB/ADR pays out 55.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares TELE2 AB/ADR and Orbital Tracking’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TELE2 AB/ADR $2.94 billion 2.23 $49.85 million $0.29 22.41
Orbital Tracking $6.01 million 0.04 -$3.93 million N/A N/A

TELE2 AB/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Orbital Tracking.

Profitability

This table compares TELE2 AB/ADR and Orbital Tracking’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TELE2 AB/ADR 2.93% 16.51% 7.19%
Orbital Tracking -15.06% -49.67% -30.90%

Risk & Volatility

TELE2 AB/ADR has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orbital Tracking has a beta of 2.3, meaning that its stock price is 130% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for TELE2 AB/ADR and Orbital Tracking, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TELE2 AB/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00
Orbital Tracking 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

TELE2 AB/ADR beats Orbital Tracking on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

TELE2 AB/ADR Company Profile

Tele2 AB (publ), a telecom operator, provides telecommunication services for residential and business customers. The company offers mobile voice telephony, handset data, messaging, and value-added services, such as handset insurance, antivirus, and content services; mobile broadband services; and fixed voice and broadband, TV, and fixed and mobile telephony services. It also provides business-to-business telecommunication services, such as secure and encrypted connections, company-specific mobile network access points, etc.; cloud services comprising voice switching, data center services, business productivity solutions, etc.; and data connectivity, Ethernet connectivity, VPN services, and international IP connectivity services, as well as IoT solutions. As of March 28, 2018, the company served approximately 17 million customers in 8 countries. It provides services in Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Germany, and internationally. Tele2 AB (publ) was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

Orbital Tracking Company Profile

Orbital Tracking Corp., through its subsidiaries, develops, distributes, and resells satellite enabled communications hardware; and provides products, airtime, and related services to customers in the United States and internationally. The company also provides equipment and airtime for use on various satellite networks, as well as short-term rental service for customers who want to use its equipment for a limited time period. In addition, it offers a range of portable satellite voice, data, and tracking solutions, including handheld satellite phones, personal and asset tracking devices, portable high speed broadband terminals, satellite Wi-Fi hotspots. Further, the company provides two-way voice and data transmissions services, as well as prepaid and monthly contract satellite communications airtime options. Additionally, it operates mapping and tracking portals orbitaltrack.com and gtctrack.com, which display real-time asset location reports, including position, speed, altitude, and heading, as well as past location and movement history reports on various tracking devices. The company is also developing a dual-mode tracker utilizes both cellular and satellite technology to provide tracking, automatically switching between the cellular and satellite links for use in populated and remote areas, including trans-oceanic routes. It serves customers, including businesses, U.S. and foreign governments, non-governmental and charitable organizations, military users, resellers, and private individuals. The company was formerly known as Great West Resources, Inc. and changed its name to Orbital Tracking Corp. in January 2015. Orbital Tracking Corp. was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Aventura, Florida.

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