ONEX (ONEXF) & MTN GRP LTD/S (MTNOY) Head-To-Head Survey

ONEX (OTCMKTS:ONEXF) and MTN GRP LTD/S (OTCMKTS:MTNOY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.7% of ONEX shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of MTN GRP LTD/S shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ONEX and MTN GRP LTD/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ONEX $23.79 billion 0.25 -$663.00 million N/A N/A
MTN GRP LTD/S $10.00 billion 1.39 $332.37 million N/A N/A

MTN GRP LTD/S has lower revenue, but higher earnings than ONEX.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for ONEX and MTN GRP LTD/S, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ONEX 0 0 0 0 N/A
MTN GRP LTD/S 0 0 0 0 N/A


This table compares ONEX and MTN GRP LTD/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ONEX -2.64% -14.15% -1.48%


ONEX pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. MTN GRP LTD/S pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%.


MTN GRP LTD/S beats ONEX on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ONEX

Onex Corporation is a private equity firm specializing in acquisitions and platform acquisitions. The firm makes investments in buyouts, large- middle market, large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap market and distressed companies. It also invests in recapitalization, growth capital, corporate carve-outs of subsidiaries and mission-critical supply divisions from multinational corporations, operational restructurings of undervalued businesses, and builds up. The firm seeks to invest in technology, electronics manufacturing services, industrial, aerospace, healthcare, retail, restaurants, industrials products, customer care services, metal services, building products, entertainment, gaming, cabinetry products, commercial vehicles, commercial and investment banking, financial services, commercial and multi-unit residential real estate. It invests in global businesses headquartered in North America, including United States and Canada, or Europe. The firm seeks to invest between $125 million and $1 billion in companies that have minimum revenues of $300 million. It does not consider size if the company is in an industry in which the firm already has presence. The firm seeks to make direct as well as co-investments through managed private equity, real estate and credit funds. It seeks to acquire a control position in its portfolio companies. Onex Corporation was founded in 1984 and is based in Toronto, Canada with additional offices in New York, New York; Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; and London, United Kingdom.


MTN Group Limited operates in the telecommunications industry. It offers voice, data, digital, Internet of Things, mobility, security, managed network, and cloud solutions. The company also provides digital services, such as mobile money account; and entertainment services, including MTN Music and Play. As of December 31, 2018, the company had 230 million subscribers in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East. MTN Group Limited was founded in 1994 and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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