T-Mobile Us (NYSE: PCS) is one of 38 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare T-Mobile Us to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares T-Mobile Us and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
T-Mobile Us N/A N/A N/A
T-Mobile Us Competitors -1,005.55% 0.41% -7.87%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares T-Mobile Us and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
T-Mobile Us N/A N/A 49.33
T-Mobile Us Competitors $27.09 billion $1.51 billion -26.99

T-Mobile Us’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than T-Mobile Us. T-Mobile Us 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for T-Mobile Us and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
T-Mobile Us 0 3 4 0 2.57
T-Mobile Us Competitors 526 1685 1831 58 2.35

T-Mobile Us presently has a consensus target price of $71.71, indicating a potential upside of 505.69%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 48.90%. Given T-Mobile Us’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe T-Mobile Us is more favorable than its competitors.

About T-Mobile Us

MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (MetroPCS Communications) is a facilities-based wireless broadband mobile communications provider in the United States, including the Atlanta, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando/Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Tampa/Sarasota metropolitan areas. It offers wireless broadband mobile services under the MetroPCS brand in selected metropolitan areas in the United States. It provides a variety of wireless broadband mobile communications services to its customers on a no long-term contract, paid-in-advance basis. As of December 31, 2011, it had over 9.3 million customers. All of its services are provided through wholly owned subsidiaries of MetroPCS Wireless, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MetroPCS Communications. In January 2011, it introduced long term evolution (4G LTE) service plans.

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