OI (NYSE: OIBR) is one of 45 public companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare OI to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for OI and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OI 0 0 0 0 N/A
OI Competitors 490 1511 1631 57 2.34

As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 39.75%. Given OI’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe OI has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares OI and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
OI N/A N/A -2.10
OI Competitors $15.94 billion $1.27 billion -125.38

OI’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than OI. OI 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.

Volatility and Risk

OI has a beta of 2.2, meaning that its share price is 120% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OI’s peers have a beta of 0.99, meaning that their average share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares OI and its peers’ 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 1.64% -3.00% 1.69%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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 will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

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

About OI

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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