Telkom SA Ltd ADS (TLKGY) & Akoustis Technologies (AKTS) Financial Review

Telkom SA Ltd ADS (OTCMKTS:TLKGY) and Akoustis Technologies (NASDAQ:AKTS) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Telkom SA Ltd ADS has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Akoustis Technologies has a beta of 0.64, meaning that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

11.3% of Akoustis Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 22.6% of Akoustis Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Telkom SA Ltd ADS and Akoustis Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telkom SA Ltd ADS 0 0 0 0 N/A
Akoustis Technologies 0 0 8 0 3.00

Akoustis Technologies has a consensus target price of $10.81, suggesting a potential upside of 74.40%. Given Akoustis Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Akoustis Technologies is more favorable than Telkom SA Ltd ADS.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Telkom SA Ltd ADS and Akoustis Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Telkom SA Ltd ADS $3.17 billion 0.82 $235.61 million N/A N/A
Akoustis Technologies $1.20 million 153.14 -$21.73 million N/A N/A

Telkom SA Ltd ADS has higher revenue and earnings than Akoustis Technologies.

Dividends

Telkom SA Ltd ADS pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Akoustis Technologies does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Telkom SA Ltd ADS and Akoustis Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telkom SA Ltd ADS N/A N/A N/A
Akoustis Technologies -2,005.01% -163.65% -98.89%

Summary

Telkom SA Ltd ADS beats Akoustis Technologies on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Telkom SA Ltd ADS Company Profile

Telkom SA SOC Limited provides information and communications technology services to residential, business, government, wholesale, corporate, and mobile customers in South Africa and internationally. The company offers fixed-line retail voice services using public switched telephone network lines, which include integrated services digital network lines, value-added voice services, and calling plans; and interconnection services, such as terminating and transiting traffic from South African and international operators, as well as transiting traffic from mobile to international destinations. It also provides fixed-line data services comprising data transmission services, such as point-to-point leased lines, asymmetrical digital subscriber line services, packet-based services, managed data networking services, and Internet access and related information technology services. In addition, the company offers wideband code division multiple access services, including fixed voice, data, and nomadic voice services; mobile communication services consisting of voice and data services, and handset sales under the Telkom Mobile brand name; and turnkey property and tower management solutions. Further, it is involved in the rental, sale, and service of fixed-line customer premises equipment for voice and data needs that consists of PABX, computers, routers, modems, telephone handsets, and other ancillary equipment; and provision of directory and wireless data services. The company was formerly known as Telkom SA Limited and changed its name to Telkom SA SOC Limited in October 2012. Telkom SA SOC Limited was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Centurion, South Africa.

Akoustis Technologies Company Profile

Akoustis Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Akoustis, Inc., develops, designs, manufactures, and sells radio frequency (RF) filter products for the mobile wireless device industries in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Foundry Fabrication Services and RF Filters. The Foundry Fabrication Services segment provides engineering review services; and smart systems technology and commercialization center foundry, as well as manufacturing and microelectromechanical systems foundry services. The RF Filters segment consists of amplifier and filter products. It offers RF filters for mobile wireless devices, such as smartphones and tablets, cellular infrastructure equipment, and Wi-Fi premise equipment. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina.

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