Comparison of Japanese Telegraph and Telephone (OTCMKTS: NTTYY) and Vivendi (OTCMKTS: VIVHY)

Japanese telegraph and telephone (OTCMKTS: NTTYYGet a rating) and Vivendi (OTCMKTS: VIVHYGet a rating) are both large-cap utility companies, but which is the better company? We will compare the two companies based on institutional ownership strength, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone shares are held by institutional investors. By way of comparison, 0.0% of Vivendi shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large fund managers, and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone has a beta of 0.18, indicating that its stock price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Vivendi has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone and Vivendi.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Japanese telegraph and telephone 9.11% 13.15% 4.78%
Vivendi N / A N / A N / A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current price recommendations and targets for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone and Vivendi, as provided by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Japanese telegraph and telephone 0 0 0 0 N / A
Vivendi 0 3 11 0 2.79

Vivendi has a consensus price target of $13.77, indicating upside potential of 7.55%. Given Vivendi’s possible higher upside, analysts clearly think Vivendi is more favorable than Nippon Telegraph and Telephone.


Nippon Telegraph and Telephone pays an annual dividend of $0.77 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Vivendi pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone distributes 27.5% of its profits as a dividend.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone and Vivendi.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Japanese telegraph and telephone $112.68 billion 0.95 $8.61 billion $2.80 10:65 a.m.
Vivendi $11.33 billion 1.25 $28.72 billion N / A N / A

Vivendi has lower revenues, but higher profits than Nippon Telegraph and Telephone.


Vivendi beats Nippon Telegraph and Telephone on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Company Profile (Get a rating)

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation provides fixed voice, mobile voice, IP/packet communications and system integration services in Japan and overseas. The Company’s Mobile Communications Business segment offers mobile phone and related services, including distribution of movies and music, e-books, finance and payment services, as well as smart life zone services and internet connection. Its regional communications business segment provides intra-prefectural communications services, as well as FTTH and other services. The Company’s Long Distance and International Communications business segment offers interprefectural communications services, international communications services and services related to solution business and related services. This segment mainly provides cloud, data center, migration and maintenance support, computer system construction, professional security, ICT, network, mobile connectivity and other services, as well as service teleconferencing, web conferencing and videoconferencing. Its Data Communications Business segment offers network systems and system integration services comprising ERP services, ICT outsourcing, consulting, system design and development and other services. The Company’s Other Business segment is engaged in the acquisition, development, construction, rental and management of real estate; design, management and maintenance of electrical buildings, equipment and installations; development of smart energy solutions and energy management systems; credit card transaction settlement activities; development, production, operation and maintenance of information communication systems and software; billing and collection of communication costs and other activities; system design and development; finance; and technology transfer and technical consulting firms. It also sells telecommunications equipment. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Vivendi Company Profile (Get a rating)

Vivendi SE is an entertainment, media and communications company in France, the rest of Europe, Americas, Asia/Oceania and Africa. It operates through the Canal+ Group, Havas Group, Editis, Prisma Media, Gameloft, Vivendi Village, Corporate and New Initiative segments. The Canal+ Group segment publishes and distributes pay and free premium and themed channels; and produces, sells and distributes films and television series. The Havas Group segment includes communication disciplines, such as creativity, media expertise and health/wellness. The Editis segment is engaged in the publishing of literary, educational and reference books, as well as the sale and distribution of books. The Prisma Media segment publishes online videos. The Gameloft segment is engaged in the creation and publishing of downloadable video games for mobile phones, tablets, triple-play boxes and smart TVs. The Vivendi Village segment provides ticketing services and live shows through Olympia production, festival production and venues. The Corporate segment offers centralized services. The New Initiative segment operates Dailymotion, a video content aggregation and distribution platform, and develops a very high-speed Internet service. Vivendi SA was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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