Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom (NYSE: TEO) is one of 45 public companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom 9.99% 27.60% 12.02%
Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom Competitors 0.59% -0.73% 1.36%

Risk & Volatility

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom has a beta of 1.47, meaning that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom’s competitors have a beta of 0.95, meaning that their average stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.2% of Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.3% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.5% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom 0 2 2 0 2.50
Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom Competitors 530 1517 1823 65 2.36

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom currently has a consensus target price of $29.00, indicating a potential downside of 8.52%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 44.69%. Given Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom $3.39 billion $916.25 million 16.42
Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom Competitors $13.52 billion $4.52 billion 5.11

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom. Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom 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.

Summary

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom Company Profile

Telecom Argentina S.A. provides fixed-line telecommunications services in Argentina, and also provides other telephone-related services, such as international long-distance service, data transmission, information technology solutions outsourcing and Internet services. The Company’s segments include Fixed Telecommunications Services (Fixed Services), Personal Mobile Telecommunications Services (Personal Mobile Services) and Nucleo Mobile Telecommunications Services (Nucleo Mobile Services). The Company, through its subsidiaries, also provides mobile telecommunications services and international wholesale services. The Fixed services segment consists of basic telephone services, interconnection services, data transmission and Internet services, information and communication technology services, and other telephone services. The Company, through its subsidiaries, such as Telecom Personal S.A. and Nucleo S.A., provides mobile services in Argentina and Paraguay, respectively.

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