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 peers? We will compare Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom and its peers, 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 534 1540 1830 65 2.36

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom currently has a consensus price target of $29.00, indicating a potential downside of 8.52%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 48.33%. Given Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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

Profitability

This table compares Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom and its peers’ 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 0.72% -0.82% 1.41%

Risk and 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 peers have a beta of 0.95, meaning that their average stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom and its peers gross 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 5.97

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom’s peers 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 peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom beats its peers 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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