TeleCommunication Systems (NASDAQ: TSYS) is one of 188 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare TeleCommunication Systems to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for TeleCommunication Systems and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TeleCommunication Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
TeleCommunication Systems Competitors 845 4797 7584 184 2.53

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 7.52%. Given TeleCommunication Systems’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TeleCommunication Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares TeleCommunication Systems and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TeleCommunication Systems 2.99% 10.24% 3.52%
TeleCommunication Systems Competitors -22.17% -272.56% -4.86%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

61.6% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TeleCommunication Systems and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
TeleCommunication Systems N/A N/A 83.17
TeleCommunication Systems Competitors $2.81 billion $290.95 million 329.30

TeleCommunication Systems’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than TeleCommunication Systems. TeleCommunication Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

TeleCommunication Systems peers beat TeleCommunication Systems on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About TeleCommunication Systems

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. develops and delivers wireless communication technology. The Company delivers cellular network computing services that include public safety solutions for 9-1-1 call delivery, precision location platforms, and applications that include navigation, locator applications and text messaging, as well as secure wireless communications systems and professional services. The Company has two operating segments: Commercial segment, which engineers and develops software for cellular carrier and enterprise networks that is engaged in the delivery of secure and personalized content, services, and transactions to and from wireless devices, and Government segment, which engineers and provides wireless communication solutions, including deployable communication systems and related support services to agencies of the United States Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, Justice and other state and local Government customers.

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