Cellcom Israel (NYSE: CEL) is one of 36 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Cellcom Israel to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cellcom Israel and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cellcom Israel $1.11 billion $210.25 million 29.28
Cellcom Israel Competitors $27.19 billion $8.09 billion 7.29

Cellcom Israel’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Cellcom Israel. Cellcom Israel is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.6% of Cellcom Israel shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Cellcom Israel and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cellcom Israel 1 1 0 0 1.50
Cellcom Israel Competitors 509 1566 1745 56 2.35

As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 19.48%. Given Cellcom Israel’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cellcom Israel has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Cellcom Israel has a beta of 2.02, indicating that its share price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cellcom Israel’s peers have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Cellcom Israel and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cellcom Israel 3.12% 8.94% 1.90%
Cellcom Israel Competitors -998.11% 3.28% -6.34%

Summary

Cellcom Israel peers beat Cellcom Israel on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Cellcom Israel Company Profile

Cellcom Israel Ltd. is engaged in the provision of cellular telephone services. The Company offers fixed-line services. The Company operates in two segments: Cellular and Fixed-line. The cellular segment includes the cellular communications services, end user cellular equipment and supplemental services. The fixed-line segment includes landline and long distance telephony services, Internet infrastructure and connectivity services, television services, end user fixed-line equipment and supplemental services. The Company provides a range of cellular services through its second generation (2G), third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) network. The Company’s services include basic cellular telephony services, text and multimedia messaging, advanced cellular content and data services, and other value-added services. It also offers international roaming services, a range of handsets from various manufacturers, and repair services on most handsets it offers.

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