Financial Survey: Millicom International Cellular (TIGO) and Its Peers

Millicom International Cellular (NASDAQ: TIGO) is one of 98 public companies in the “Telecom Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Millicom International Cellular to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Millicom International Cellular and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Millicom International Cellular -0.18% 0.91% 0.29%
Millicom International Cellular Competitors -47.68% 6.18% 1.93%

Dividends

Millicom International Cellular pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Millicom International Cellular pays out 910.3% 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, “Telecom Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 24.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.8% of Millicom International Cellular shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.2% of shares of all “Telecom Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of shares of all “Telecom Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Millicom International Cellular and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Millicom International Cellular $4.07 billion -$10.00 million 216.41
Millicom International Cellular Competitors $51.66 billion $2.31 billion 19.83

Millicom International Cellular’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Millicom International Cellular. Millicom International Cellular is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Millicom International Cellular has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Millicom International Cellular’s competitors have a beta of 0.95, indicating that their average share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Millicom International Cellular and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Millicom International Cellular 0 0 0 0 N/A
Millicom International Cellular Competitors 702 2679 3972 163 2.48

As a group, “Telecom Services” companies have a potential upside of 16.76%. Given Millicom International Cellular’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Millicom International Cellular has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Millicom International Cellular competitors beat Millicom International Cellular on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Millicom International Cellular Company Profile

Millicom International Cellular S.A. provides cable and mobile services in Latin America and Africa. The company offers mobile services, including mobile data and voice; short message service; and mobile financial services, such as payments, money transfers, international remittances, savings, real-time loans, and micro-insurance. It also fixed services, including broadband, fixed voice, and pay-TV to residential consumers; and mobile, fixed, and value-added services to large, small, and medium businesses, as well as governmental entities As of December 31, 2018, the company served 48.3 million business-to-consumer mobile customers; and 4.1 million connected homes. It markets its products and services under Tigo and Tigo Business brands. Millicom International Cellular S.A. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

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