Reviewing Millicom International Cellular S.A. (TIGO)’s and Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (NYSE:CHT)’s results

Both Millicom International Cellular S.A. (NASDAQ:TIGO) and Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (NYSE:CHT) are Telecom Services – Domestic companies, competing one another. We will compare their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Millicom International Cellular S.A. 4.13B 1.31 6.00M 0.29 201.63
Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. N/A 0.00 N/A 1.46 24.36

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation of Millicom International Cellular S.A. and Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. The business that is presently more expensive of the two stocks is the one that has a higher price-to-earnings ratio. Millicom International Cellular S.A. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd., indicating that it is presently more expensive of the two stocks.

Profitability

Table 2 provides us the return on equity, net margins and return on assets of both companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Millicom International Cellular S.A. -0.15% -0.3% -0.1%
Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. 0.00% 9.4% 7.5%

Volatility and Risk

Millicom International Cellular S.A.’s volatility measures that it’s 16.00% less volatile than S&P 500 due to its 0.84 beta. Competitively, Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. is 90.00% less volatile than S&P 500, because of the 0.1 beta.

Liquidity

The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Millicom International Cellular S.A. are 0.6 and 0.5 respectively. Its competitor Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd.’s Current Ratio is 1.7 and its Quick Ratio is 1.4. Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than Millicom International Cellular S.A.

Dividends

Millicom International Cellular S.A. shareholders receive an annual dividend of $2.64 per share which is subject to 4.8% dividend yield. Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. also pays out annual dividends at $0.16 per share and at a 0.44% dividend yield.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Millicom International Cellular S.A. and Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 41.5% and 2.9%. About 36% of Millicom International Cellular S.A.’s share are held by insiders. Competitively, 38.1% are Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd.’s share held by insiders.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Millicom International Cellular S.A. 2.09% -6.34% -5.85% -1.58% -11.45% -8.78%
Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. -0.86% 1.08% 3.7% 3.25% -2.6% -0.64%

For the past year Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. has weaker performance than Millicom International Cellular S.A.

Summary

Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. beats Millicom International Cellular S.A. on 7 of the 13 factors.

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. provides telecommunication services primarily in Taiwan. The companyÂ’s Domestic Fixed Communications Business segment provides local telephone, domestic long distance telephone, broadband access, local and domestic long distance leased line, Wi-Fi, and multimedia on demand services; and other domestic services, including information and communication technology (ICT), corporate solution services, and bill handling services. This segment also offers interconnection with its fixed-line network to other mobile and fixed-line operators. Its Mobile Communications Business segment provides mobile services, and ICT and other mobile services; and sells mobile handsets, tablets, and data cards. The companyÂ’s Internet Business segment provides Internet service provider, Internet value-added, data communication, Internet data center, and ICT and other Internet services. Its International Fixed Communications Business segment offers international long distance telephone, international leased line, international data, satellite, and ICT and other international services. The companyÂ’s Other Business segment sells electronic products and properties. Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. was founded in 1996 and is based in Taipei, Taiwan.

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