Financial Contrast: IDT Corporation (IDT) versus Its Rivals
IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT) is one of 47 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare IDT Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for IDT Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|IDT Corporation Competitors||610||1673||1933||74||2.34|
As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 32.34%. Given IDT Corporation’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe IDT Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
52.1% of IDT Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.8% of IDT Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares IDT Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|IDT Corporation||$1.47 billion||$26.51 million||11.06|
|IDT Corporation Competitors||$12.65 billion||$4.22 billion||1.15|
IDT Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than IDT Corporation. IDT Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
IDT Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. IDT Corporation pays out 59.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.1% and pay out 833.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. IDT Corporation is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Risk & Volatility
IDT Corporation has a beta of 1.14, suggesting that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IDT Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.07, suggesting that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares IDT Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|IDT Corporation Competitors||0.55%||-0.34%||1.45%|
IDT Corporation beats its competitors on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
IDT Corporation Company Profile
IDT Corporation is a holding company with operations primarily in the telecommunications and payment industries. The Company’s segments include Telecom Platform Services, Consumer Phone Services and All Other. The Company’s Telecom Platform Services segment provides retail telecommunications and payment offerings, as well as wholesale international long distance traffic termination. The Telecom Platform Services segment markets and distributes multiple communications and payment services across four businesses: Retail Communications, Wholesale Carrier Services, Payment Services and Hosted Platform Solutions. The Company’s Consumer Phone Services segment provides consumer local and long distance services in certain states of the United States. The Telecom Platform Services and Consumer Phone Services segments comprise the Company’s IDT Telecom division. The All Other segment includes its real estate holdings and other smaller businesses.
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