Telecom Italia (NYSE: TI) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Telecom Italia to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Telecom Italia has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telecom Italia’s rivals have a beta of 0.96, suggesting that their average stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Telecom Italia and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Telecom Italia $21.06 billion $2.00 billion 12.33
Telecom Italia Competitors $16.60 billion $1.32 billion 14.45

Telecom Italia has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Telecom Italia is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Telecom Italia and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telecom Italia 0 2 2 0 2.50
Telecom Italia Competitors 592 1698 2014 66 2.36

Telecom Italia currently has a consensus target price of $1.80, suggesting a potential downside of 78.21%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 61.64%. Given Telecom Italia’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Telecom Italia has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.8% of Telecom Italia shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.1% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications 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.


This table compares Telecom Italia and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telecom Italia N/A N/A N/A
Telecom Italia Competitors 2.27% -0.83% 2.01%


Telecom Italia rivals beat Telecom Italia on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Telecom Italia

Telecom Italia S.p.A. (Telecom Italia) operates fixed voice and data infrastructure in Italy, and provides mobile network platforms. The Company focuses on various areas of digital services, including Enriched Communication, Trusted Digital Life, Business Life, Indoor Life, Mobile Open Life and Digital Entertainment. Its segments include Consumer, Business, National Wholesale and Other. It is engaged in developing various projects in areas, including Smart Green, Social Reading, Solutions for good schooling, Digital tourism 2.0, Smart Home, FriendTV and Big Data. Smart Green is the assessment of projects connected with the environment and potential partnerships with the local government offices for the monitoring of air in public offices and urban areas, using networks of sensors connected to the Company’s Cloud. The Company is involved, either alone or in partnership with external partners, in devising and developing healthcare services at national, regional and local level.

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