OI (OTCMKTS:OIBRQ) & Telefônica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) Head-to-Head Review

OI (OTCMKTS:OIBRQreceived rating) and Telefónica Brasil (NYSE:VIVreceived rating) are both utilities, but which is the better investment? We’ll contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, and analyst ratings.

Insider and Institutional Property

7.7% of the shares of Telefônica Brasil are held by institutional investors. 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.

evaluation and result

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of OI and Telefônica Brasil.

gross receipts price/sales ratio net income earnings per share price-earnings ratio
Oi $1.80 billion 0.02 -$2.04 billion N / A N / A
Telefónica Brasil $8.16 billion 2.34 $1.16 billion $0.68 16.78

Telefônica Brasil has higher revenues and profits than OI.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of the most recent ratings for OI and Telefônica Brasil as reported by MarketBeat.com.

sell reviews keep ratings Buy reviews Strong buy recommendations rating score
Oi 0 0 0 0 N / A
Telefónica Brasil 0 4 0 0 2.00

Telefônica Brasil has a consensus price target of $9.00, which suggests a potential downside of 21.12%. Given Telefônica Brasil’s more likely upside potential, analysts clearly believe that Telefônica Brasil is cheaper than OI.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on total assets of OI and Telefônica Brasil.

net margins return on equity return on investment
Oi N / A -93.31% -5.99%
Telefónica Brasil 14.07% 7.37% 2.43%

volatility and risk

OI has a beta of 1.92, meaning its stock price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Telefônica Brasil has a beta of 0.44, meaning its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500 S&P 500.


Telefônica Brasil beats OI on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

OI company profile (received rating)

Oi SA, a fixed-line switched telephony concessionaire, provides telecommunications services in Brazil. The Company provides fixed-line telephony services, including voice, data communications and pay-TV services; local and intra-regional long-distance services; national and international long-distance transport; mobile telecommunications and business solutions; and maintenance and repair services. It also offers call center and telemarketing, internet, network and Wi-Fi internet services. and financial and payment and credit system services. In addition, the company is engaged in investment management and raising funds in the international market. It serves residential, subscription and prepaid, mobile broadband, small, medium and large enterprise customers. The company was formerly known as Brasil Telecom SA and changed its name to Oi SA in February 2012. Founded in 1998, Oi SA is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On June 20, 2016, Oi SA filed for bankruptcy protection along with its subsidiaries.

Company profile of Telefônica Brasil (received rating)

Telefónica Brasil SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile and fixed-line telecommunications services to residential and corporate customers in Brazil. Fixed line service portfolio includes local, domestic long distance and international long distance calls; The mobile portfolio includes voice and broadband internet access via 3G, 4G, 4.5G and 5G as well as mobile value-added services and wireless roaming services. The company also offers data services, including broadband and mobile data services. In addition, it offers pay-TV services via direct-to-home satellite technology, IPTV and cable, as well as pay-per-view and video-on-demand services; network services such as facility rental; Other services including Internet access, connectivity to private networks, leasing of computer equipment, enhanced service, caller ID, voice mail, cell phone blocking and others; wholesale services including interconnection services for users of other network operators; and digital services such as entertainment, cloud, and security and financial services. In addition, the company provides multimedia communication services that include audio, data, voice and other sounds, images, text and other information, and sells devices such as smartphones, broadband USB modems and other devices. In addition, it provides telecommunications solutions and IT support to various industries such as retail, manufacturing, services, financial institutions, government, etc. It markets and sells its solutions through its own stores, distributors, retail and distribution channels of door-to-door and outbound telesales. The company was formerly known as Telecomunicaçãos de São Paulo SA – TELESP and changed its name to Telefónica Brasil SA in October 2011. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

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