Cellcom Israel (CELJF) versus Its Competitors Critical Review

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

Profitability

This table compares Cellcom Israel and its peers’ 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%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

24.4% of shares of all “Radiotelephone communication” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of shares of all “Radiotelephone communication” 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.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cellcom Israel $1.14 billion -$53.00 million -45.09
Cellcom Israel Competitors $17.74 billion $958.63 million 10.32

Cellcom Israel’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Cellcom Israel. Cellcom Israel 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.

Risk & Volatility

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 peers have a beta of 5.86, indicating that their average share price is 486% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Cellcom Israel and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cellcom Israel 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cellcom Israel Competitors 283 823 1195 53 2.43

As a group, “Radiotelephone communication” companies have a potential upside of 74.19%. Given Cellcom Israel’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cellcom Israel has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

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

About Cellcom Israel (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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