Critical Review: Cellcom Israel (CELJF) versus Its Peers

Cellcom Israel (OTCMKTS:CELJFGet Rating) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Radiotelephone communication” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Cellcom Israel to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Cellcom Israel has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cellcom Israel’s rivals have a beta of 5.86, indicating that their average share price is 486% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Cellcom Israel and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cellcom Israel -1.08% -2.40% -0.66%
Cellcom Israel Competitors -39.07% 28.44% -4.78%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cellcom Israel and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cellcom Israel $1.14 billion -$53.00 million -45.45
Cellcom Israel Competitors $17.74 billion $958.63 million 10.55

Cellcom Israel’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Cellcom Israel. Cellcom Israel 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 Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Cellcom Israel and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cellcom Israel 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cellcom Israel Competitors 283 822 1195 52 2.43

As a group, “Radiotelephone communication” companies have a potential upside of 70.49%. Given Cellcom Israel’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cellcom Israel has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

24.4% of shares of all “Radiotelephone communication” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of shares of all “Radiotelephone communication” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Cellcom Israel rivals beat Cellcom Israel on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

Cellcom Israel Company Profile (Get Rating)

Cellcom Israel Ltd. provides cellular communications services in Israel. It operates in two segments, Real Estate and Net. The company offers internet access and infrastructure, internet television, international telephony, landline telephony, and transmission services for business customers and telecommunications operators. It also provides switchboard, communication systems management, and information security services; and conference call, server hosting, and cloud services, as well as equipment and repair services for end equipment. As of December 31, 2021, it had approximately 10.7 million cellular subscribers. Cellcom Israel Ltd. was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Netanya, Israel.

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