Comparing Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom (TEO) and The Competition

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom (NYSE: TEO) is one of 49 public companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom $3.62 billion $269.10 million 17.12
Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom Competitors $14.76 billion $1.20 billion 182.43

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom. Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom 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.

Profitability

This table compares Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom 9.99% 27.60% 12.02%
Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom Competitors 1.93% 2.09% 1.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom 0 2 1 0 2.33
Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom Competitors 576 1681 1992 66 2.36

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom presently has a consensus target price of $29.00, suggesting a potential downside of 12.23%. As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 45.23%. Given Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.4% of Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom has a beta of 1.48, suggesting that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom’s peers have a beta of 1.01, suggesting that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom peers beat Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom Company Profile

Telecom Argentina S.A. provides fixed-line telecommunications services in Argentina, and also provides other telephone-related services, such as international long-distance service, data transmission, information technology solutions outsourcing and Internet services. The Company’s segments include Fixed Telecommunications Services (Fixed Services), Personal Mobile Telecommunications Services (Personal Mobile Services) and Nucleo Mobile Telecommunications Services (Nucleo Mobile Services). The Company, through its subsidiaries, also provides mobile telecommunications services and international wholesale services. The Fixed services segment consists of basic telephone services, interconnection services, data transmission and Internet services, information and communication technology services, and other telephone services. The Company, through its subsidiaries, such as Telecom Personal S.A. and Nucleo S.A., provides mobile services in Argentina and Paraguay, respectively.

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