Head-To-Head Comparison: Iridium World Communications (OTCMKTS:IRIDQ) and Chunghwa Telecom (NYSE:CHT)

Iridium World Communications (OTCMKTS:IRIDQGet Rating) and Chunghwa Telecom (NYSE:CHTGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.4% of Chunghwa Telecom shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.1% of Iridium World Communications shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Chunghwa Telecom shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Iridium World Communications and Chunghwa Telecom, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iridium World Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A
Chunghwa Telecom 0 0 1 0 3.00


This table compares Iridium World Communications and Chunghwa Telecom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Iridium World Communications N/A N/A N/A
Chunghwa Telecom 17.10% 9.49% 7.15%

Volatility & Risk

Iridium World Communications has a beta of 4.94, indicating that its share price is 394% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chunghwa Telecom has a beta of 0.06, indicating that its share price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Iridium World Communications and Chunghwa Telecom’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Iridium World Communications N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chunghwa Telecom $7.54 billion 3.79 $1.28 billion $1.66 22.16

Chunghwa Telecom has higher revenue and earnings than Iridium World Communications.


Chunghwa Telecom beats Iridium World Communications on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Iridium World Communications

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Iridium is the first global wireless telecommunications company. The company offers its customers the ability to make and receive phone calls and receive pages virtually anywhere in the world. The company accomplishes this by providing access to the satellite constellation as well as the world’s cellular networks — all with one phone, one phone number and one customer bill. The company believes it will be the only wireless telecommunications company in operation that will be able to offer this comprehensive global communications service.

About Chunghwa Telecom

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Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunication services in Taiwan and internationally. It operates through Domestic Fixed Communications Business, Mobile Communications Business, Internet Business, International Fixed Communications Business, and Others segments. The company offers local and domestic long-distance telephone, broadband access, and related services; information and communication technology and VAS services; and interconnection with its fixed-line network to other mobile and fixed-line operators. It also provides mobile; HiNet Internet, data communication, and cloud; Internet data center; and international long-distance telephone and data services. In addition, the company distributes and sells mobile handsets, data cards, electronic materials, and computing and business machinery equipment and software; designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and services semiconductor testing components, printed circuit boards, and electronic components and finished products, and automatic license plate recognition software and hardware products. Further, it offers real estate development and property management; system, network, and communications integration; intelligent buildings and energy network; digital information supply and advertisement; property and liability insurance agency; family education; computing equipment installation; management consultancy; data processing; telecommunication engineering; Internet identify; and information and communication solution services. Additionally, the company provides software design services, and Internet contents production and play services; motion picture production and distribution; and energy saving solutions and international circuits, and services for electronic parts and machinery processed products. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Taipei City, Taiwan.

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