Swisscom (SCMWY) vs. The Competition Critical Comparison

Swisscom (OTCMKTS: SCMWY) is one of 41 publicly-traded companies in the “UTIL-TELEPHONE” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Swisscom to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Swisscom and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Swisscom 1 1 1 0 2.00
Swisscom Competitors 363 910 941 42 2.29

As a group, “UTIL-TELEPHONE” companies have a potential upside of 164.35%. Given Swisscom’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Swisscom has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Swisscom and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Swisscom $11.85 billion $1.60 billion 17.24
Swisscom Competitors $13.95 billion $1.18 billion -2.16

Swisscom’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Swisscom. Swisscom is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Swisscom has a beta of 0.46, suggesting that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Swisscom’s peers have a beta of 0.59, suggesting that their average stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Swisscom 13.47% 22.88% 7.26%
Swisscom Competitors 8.55% 4.34% 3.82%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Swisscom shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.4% of shares of all “UTIL-TELEPHONE” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Swisscom shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.1% of shares of all “UTIL-TELEPHONE” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Swisscom pays an annual dividend of $1.83 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Swisscom pays out 59.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “UTIL-TELEPHONE” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.4% and pay out 2,122.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


Swisscom peers beat Swisscom on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Swisscom Company Profile

Swisscom AG is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides telecommunication services in Switzerland and Italy. The Company’s segments include Swisscom Switzerland, Fastweb, Other Operating Segments and Group Headquarters. Swisscom Switzerland comprises the customer segments, Residential Customers, Enterprise Customers and Wholesale, as well as the information technology (IT), Network and Infrastructure division. Fastweb is an alternative service provider in the Italian fixed-network market for both residential and business customers. The Other Operating Segments includes the Digital Business unit, as well as Participations and Subsidiaries in the areas of payment solutions, network construction and maintenance, radio transmitters, energy management and event solutions. Group Headquarters includes Group Business Steering, Group Strategy and Board Services, Group Communications and Responsibility, Group Security, Group Human Resources and Worklink AG.

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