TeleCommunication Systems (NASDAQ: TSYS) is one of 170 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare TeleCommunication Systems to related companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares TeleCommunication Systems and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 258.00

TeleCommunication Systems’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than TeleCommunication Systems. TeleCommunication Systems 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 Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for TeleCommunication Systems and its rivals, as reported 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 826 4552 7138 182 2.53

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 0.03%. Given TeleCommunication Systems’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe TeleCommunication Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.6% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares TeleCommunication Systems and its rivals’ 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 -23.10% -273.01% -3.81%

Summary

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

TeleCommunication Systems Company Profile

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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