ZIM (ZIMCF) & Vodafone Group (VOD) Financial Comparison

ZIM (OTCMKTS:ZIMCF) and Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.


This table compares ZIM and Vodafone Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ZIM 119.80% 58.55% 52.53%
Vodafone Group N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

9.7% of Vodafone Group shares are held by institutional investors. 70.7% of ZIM shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Vodafone Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for ZIM and Vodafone Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ZIM 0 0 0 0 N/A
Vodafone Group 0 3 9 1 2.85

Vodafone Group has a consensus target price of $33.96, suggesting a potential upside of 68.76%. Given Vodafone Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Vodafone Group is more favorable than ZIM.


Vodafone Group pays an annual dividend of $1.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. ZIM does not pay a dividend. Vodafone Group pays out 77.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ZIM and Vodafone Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ZIM $500,000.00 0.28 -$40,000.00 N/A N/A
Vodafone Group $54.48 billion 0.99 $3.24 billion $1.36 14.79

Vodafone Group has higher revenue and earnings than ZIM.

Volatility & Risk

ZIM has a beta of -2.03, indicating that its stock price is 303% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vodafone Group has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Vodafone Group beats ZIM on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

ZIM Company Profile

ZIM Corporation provides software products and services for the database and mobile markets in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Singapore, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Mobile and Enterprise Software. It develops and sells ZIM integrated development environment (IDE) software, an enterprise software for use in the design, development, and management of information databases and mission critical applications. The company's ZIM IDE software provides an IDE for Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux computer operating systems. Its products are used to develop database applications in various industries, including finance, insurance, marketing, human resource, information, and records management. The company also provides migration services and management products; and short message services. ZIM Corporation was founded in 1997 and is based in Ottawa, Canada.

Vodafone Group Company Profile

Vodafone Group Plc engages in telecommunication services in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. The company's consumer products include mobile services, such as call, text, and data; broadband; television offerings and voice; mobile money services through M-pesa; Giga TV, an advanced digital service; and converged communication solutions, such as GigaKombi, Vodafone One Net Enterprise, Vodafone One, and Vodafone Meet Anywhere. It also offers Internet of Things connections to communicate securely with network; and cloud and security services for public and private cloud, as well as cloud based applications and products for securing networks and devices. In addition, the company offers carrier services, such as international voice, IP transit, and messaging. Further, it provides renting of mobile virtual network services. Vodafone Group Plc serves approximately 536 million mobile customers and 20 million fixed broadband customers. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Newbury, the United Kingdom.

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