Atento (NYSE: ATTO) is one of 99 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Atento to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.7% of Atento shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.4% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atento 0 1 2 0 2.67
Atento Competitors 629 1864 2618 63 2.41

Atento presently has a consensus price target of $14.67, indicating a potential upside of 20.22%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 8.17%. Given Atento’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Atento is more favorable than its competitors.

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 1.13, indicating that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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 -51.72% -169.14% 1.11%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Atento $1.83 billion $196.76 million 48.80
Atento Competitors $1.10 billion $177.93 million 23.37

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.

Summary

Atento beats its competitors on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Atento Company Profile

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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