Head-To-Head Review: (RIMM) & TIM Participacoes (NYSE:TSU)

TIM Participacoes (NYSE: TSU) and (NASDAQ:RIMM) are both telecommunications services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.


This table compares TIM Participacoes and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TIM Participacoes 5.57% 5.71% 3.02%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for TIM Participacoes and , as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TIM Participacoes 0 1 5 0 2.83
0 0 0 0 N/A

TIM Participacoes presently has a consensus price target of $19.25, suggesting a potential upside of 3.27%.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TIM Participacoes and ‘s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TIM Participacoes $4.50 billion 2.01 $215.14 million $0.63 29.59

TIM Participacoes has higher revenue and earnings than .


TIM Participacoes pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. does not pay a dividend. TIM Participacoes pays out 23.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. TIM Participacoes has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

16.6% of TIM Participacoes shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


TIM Participacoes beats on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TIM Participacoes

TIM Participacoes S.A. (TIM) is a provider of mobile telecommunication services in Brazil. The Company, through its subsidiaries in various telecommunications markets, operates mobile, fixed and long distance telephony, data transmission and ultra-broadband services. Its direct subsidiaries include TIM Celular S.A., which provides landline telephone services (commuted fixed telephonic service (STFC))-domestic long distance and international long distance voice services, personal mobile service (SMP) and multimedia communication service (multimedia service of communication (SCM)) in all Brazilian states and in the Federal District, and Intelig Telecomunicacoes Ltda., which provides STFC-local voices services and SCM services in all Brazilian states and in the Federal District. Its consumer plans include prepaid plans, post-paid plans and controle plans. It offers value-added services, including short message services or text messaging, multimedia messaging services and push-mail.

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