OI (NYSE: OIBR) is one of 47 public companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare OI to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OI -24.34% -49.64% -7.06%
OI Competitors 2.09% -1.58% 1.94%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.1% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares OI and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
OI N/A N/A -2.09
OI Competitors $16.60 billion $1.32 billion 16.52

OI’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than OI. OI 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 summary of recent recommendations and price targets for OI and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OI 0 0 0 0 N/A
OI Competitors 592 1698 2016 66 2.36

As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 44.19%. Given OI’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe OI has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

OI has a beta of 1.82, indicating that its share price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OI’s rivals have a beta of 0.98, indicating that their average share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

OI rivals beat OI on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

OI Company Profile

Oi S.A. is an integrated telecommunications service provider in Brazil. The Company is a switched fixed-line telephony services (STFC) concessionaire. It is engaged in the provision of STFC as a local and intraregional long-distance carrier. Its segments include Residential Services, Personal Mobility, and SMEs/Corporate. It offers a range of integrated telecommunications services that include fixed and mobile, broadband, pay television (TV), data transmission and Internet provider services. The Company’s Residential Services segment is focused on the sale of fixed telephony services, including voice services, data communication services (broadband), and pay TV. The Personal Mobility segment is focused on the sale of mobile telephony services to subscription and prepaid customers, and mobile broadband customer. The SMEs/Corporate segment includes corporate solutions offered to its small, medium-sized, and large corporate customers.

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