China Telecom Corp (CHA) & BlackBerry Limited (BBRY) Head to Head Survey

China Telecom Corp (NYSE: CHA) and BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares China Telecom Corp and BlackBerry Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Telecom Corp N/A N/A N/A
BlackBerry Limited 11.68% -1.67% -1.01%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for China Telecom Corp and BlackBerry Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Telecom Corp 0 0 5 0 3.00
BlackBerry Limited 2 10 4 0 2.13

BlackBerry Limited has a consensus price target of $9.27, suggesting a potential downside of 5.93%. Given BlackBerry Limited’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BlackBerry Limited is more favorable than China Telecom Corp.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares China Telecom Corp and BlackBerry Limited’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Telecom Corp $54.42 billion 0.75 $14.15 billion N/A N/A
BlackBerry Limited $1.14 billion 4.59 $124.00 million $0.20 49.25

China Telecom Corp has higher revenue and earnings than BlackBerry Limited.

Risk and Volatility

China Telecom Corp has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BlackBerry Limited has a beta of 0.99, meaning that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.4% of China Telecom Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.3% of BlackBerry Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.7% of BlackBerry Limited shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

China Telecom Corp pays an annual dividend of $1.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. BlackBerry Limited does not pay a dividend.

Summary

China Telecom Corp beats BlackBerry Limited on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About China Telecom Corp

China Telecom Corporation Limited is an investment holding company principally engaged in telecommunications and related businesses. The Company provides integrated information services, including wireline and mobile telecommunications services, Internet access services, information services and other value-added telecommunications services. The Company mainly operates its business in domestic market.

About BlackBerry Limited

BlackBerry Limited (BlackBerry) provides mobile communications solutions. The Company is engaged in the sale of smartphones and enterprise software and services. The Company’s products and services include Enterprise Solutions and Services, Devices, BlackBerry Technology Solutions and Messaging. It is engaged in providing enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile security, and offers a portfolio of enterprise software solutions and services that can be deployed across a range of ecosystems and devices, including BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 12 and Good Platforms, BES12 Cloud, enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS), SecuSUITE for Enterprise, Enhanced subscriber identity module (SIM)-Based Licensing (ESBL), WorkLife by BlackBerry solution and Professional Cybersecurity Services. The BlackBerry Technology Solutions business unit consists of five units: QNX, Certicom, Paratek, the BlackBerry IoT Platform and Intellectual Property and Patent Licensing (IPPL).

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