Reviewing Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (TKC) & Partner Communications (NASDAQ:PTNR)

Partner Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR) and Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE:TKC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Partner Communications and Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Partner Communications N/A N/A N/A $0.17 27.91
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS N/A N/A N/A $0.55 16.45

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Partner Communications, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Partner Communications has a beta of 1.8, meaning that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.0% of Partner Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.7% of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Partner Communications shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Partner Communications and Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Partner Communications 3.05% 8.32% 1.99%
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS 12.16% 17.65% 8.70%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Partner Communications and Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Partner Communications 0 0 1 0 3.00
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS 0 2 4 0 2.67

Partner Communications presently has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 237.21%. Given Partner Communications’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Partner Communications is more favorable than Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS.

Dividends

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Partner Communications does not pay a dividend. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS pays out 45.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS beats Partner Communications on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Partner Communications Company Profile

Partner Communications Company Ltd. is a telecommunications company. The Company is engaged in the business of cellular telephony, provided on its second generation (2G), third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) networks. It operates through two segments: cellular segment and fixed-line segment. Its products and services are marketed under the Partner brand. The Company’s cellular business segment includes basic cellular telephony services, text messaging, data, airtime, interconnect, roaming, content services and other value added services. The fixed-line segment includes a range of services provided over fixed-line networks, including Internet service provider (ISP) services, business information storage in a data center and cloud services. The Company also provides wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) networks and fixed-line voice communication services. In addition, the fixed-line segment includes sales of related equipment. It also offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering.

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS Company Profile

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS is engaged in establishing and operating a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network in Turkey and regional states. The Company’s segments include Turkcell Turkey, which includes the operations of Turkcell Superonline, Turkcell Satis ve Dagitim Hizmetleri A.S., group call center operations of Global Bilgi Pazarlama Danisma ve Cagri Servisi Hizmetleri A.S., Turktell Bilisim Servisleri A.S., Kule Hizmet ve Isletmecilik A.S., Turkcell Odeme Hizmetleri A.S. and Turkcell Gayrimenkul Hizmetleri A.S; Turkcell International, which includes the operations of Kibris Mobile Telekomunikasyon Limited Sirketi, Eastasian Consortium BV, lifecell LLC, UkrTower LLC, LLC Global Bilgi, Turkcell Europe GmbH, Lifetech LLC, Beltower LLC and Fintur Holdings BV, and Other, which comprises the information and entertainment services in Turkey and Azerbaijan, and non-group call center operations of Turkcell Global Bilgi and Turkcell Finansman AS.

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