Telecom ADRs to Benefit From Asian Market Growth

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Includes: CHL, CHU, HRAY, HTX, KZ, NTT, PHI, PTINY, PTNR, SKM, VOD
by: David Hunkar

Two of the largest countries in terms of population are in Asia. Despite the phenomenal growth in the total mobile phone subscriptions in India and China in the past few years, the cell phone to population penetration rate remains low in these two countries. Emerging markets in general offer the greatest potential for mobile phone companies. However because of the population Asia-Pacific has better opportunities for growth. It is interesting to note that the Asia Pacific had 46% of the global total subscriptions last year.

The following telecom ADRs offer some options to invest in the mobile phone market of Asia Pacific:

1. Hutchison Telecommunications International (HTX)

  • Hong Kong
  • Dividend Yield: No dividends paid

2. PT Indosat (IIT)

  • Indonesia
  • Dividend Yield: 2.65%

3. NTT Docomo (NYSE:NTT)

  • Japan
  • Dividend Yield: 3.69%

4. Partner Communications Co (NASDAQ:PTNR)

  • Israel
  • Dividend Yield: 9.40%

5. China Mobile (NYSE:CHL)

  • China
  • Dividend Yield: 3.55%

6. SKM Telecom (NYSE:SKM)

  • South Korea
  • Dividend Yield: No dividends paid

7. Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD)

  • UK
  • Dividend Yield:3.80%

8. Philippine Long Distance Telephone (NYSE:PHI)

  • Philippines
  • Dividend Yield: 5.91%

9. China Unicom Ltd (NYSE:CHU)

  • China
  • Dividend Yield: 2.45%

10. Hurray! (HRAY)

  • China
  • Dividend Yield: No dividends paid

11. KongZhong (KONG)

  • China
  • Dividend Yield: No dividends paid