Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) and ZIM (OTCMKTS:ZIMCF) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Cellcom Israel and ZIM’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cellcom Israel -0.45% -1.11% -0.27%
ZIM 119.80% 58.55% 52.53%

Volatility & Risk

Cellcom Israel has a beta of 1.86, indicating that its stock price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ZIM has a beta of -2.03, indicating that its stock price is 303% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Cellcom Israel and ZIM, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cellcom Israel 0 0 0 0 N/A
ZIM 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.1% of Cellcom Israel shares are owned by institutional investors. 70.7% of ZIM shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cellcom Israel and ZIM’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cellcom Israel $1.12 billion 0.71 $33.00 million N/A N/A
ZIM $500,000.00 0.28 -$40,000.00 N/A N/A

Cellcom Israel has higher revenue and earnings than ZIM.

Summary

Cellcom Israel beats ZIM on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cellcom Israel

Cellcom Israel Ltd. provides cellular and landline telecommunications services in Israel. It operates through two segments, Cellular and Fixed-line. The company offers basic cellular telephony services, such as voice mail, cellular fax, call waiting, call forwarding, caller identification, conference calling, and inbound and outbound roaming services; and data transfer, and upload and download services. It also provides value-added services comprising SMS and MMS services; cloud backup and content services, including Cellcom Volume music application and Cellcom TV application; text and multimedia messaging services; and advanced cellular content services. In addition, the company sells handsets, modems, tablets, and laptops, as well as offers repair services. Further, it provides transmission and data services through fiber-optic infrastructure and complementary microwave links to selected business customers and telecommunications operators. Additionally, the company offers Internet infrastructure and connectivity, international calling, landline telephony, operator, teleconferencing, and international long distance services. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 10.6 million cellular subscribers. Cellcom Israel Ltd. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Netanya, Israel.

About ZIM

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.

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