Comparing Orange (ORAN) & Its Peers

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

Dividends

Orange pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Orange pays out 260.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.2% and pay out 482.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Orange $45.29 billion $3.25 billion 87.65
Orange Competitors $15.94 billion $1.27 billion 11.66

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.2% of Orange shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.8% 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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orange N/A N/A N/A
Orange Competitors 2.33% -1.16% 1.94%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Orange and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orange 1 1 3 0 2.40
Orange Competitors 602 1710 2041 66 2.36

As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 54.36%. Given Orange’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Orange has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Orange has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orange’s rivals have a beta of 0.99, meaning that their average stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Orange rivals beat Orange on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Orange Company Profile

Orange SA is a telecommunications operator. The Company also provides telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. The Company’s segments include France, Spain, Poland, Belgium and Luxembourg, Central European countries, Africa and Middle East, Enterprise, and International Carriers & Shared Services. The Company provides consumers, businesses and other telecommunications operators with a range of services, including fixed telephony and mobile telecommunications, data transmission and other value-added services, mainly in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The Company offers fixed-line telephony, mobile telephony and Internet services in France. The Company offers fixed-line telephony, mobile telephony and Internet services in Spain. The Company offers fixed-line and mobile telephony, and Internet services in Poland. The Company operates through Mobistar and Groupama Banque SA.

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