Atento (NYSE: ATTO) is one of 98 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Atento to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Atento and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atento 0 1 2 0 2.67
Atento Competitors 613 1811 2562 61 2.41

Atento currently has a consensus target price of $14.50, indicating a potential upside of 27.75%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 4.87%. Given Atento’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Atento is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Atento and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Atento $1.83 billion $196.76 million 45.40
Atento Competitors $1.12 billion $179.79 million 21.78

Atento has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Atento 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.

Profitability

This table compares Atento and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atento 0.99% 11.96% 3.58%
Atento Competitors -118.32% -184.46% -5.67%

Volatility and Risk

Atento has a beta of 0.03, indicating that its share price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atento’s competitors have a beta of 1.12, indicating that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.7% of Atento shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Atento beats its competitors on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Atento

Atento S.A. is a provider of customer-relationship management and business-process outsourcing (CRM BPO) services and solutions in Latin America. The Company offers a portfolio of CRM BPO services, including customer care, sales, collections, back office and technical support. The Company operates through three segments: EMEA, Americas and Brazil. Its services and solutions are delivered across multiple channels including digital (short message service (SMS), e-mail, chats, social media and applications, among others) and voice, and are enabled by process design, technology and intelligence functions. The Company also has client relationships across a range of industries working in sectors, such as telecommunications, banking and financial services and multi-sector, which comprise the consumer goods, services, public administration, pay television, healthcare, transportation, technology and media industries.

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