B Communications (OTCMKTS:BCOMF – Get Rating) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare B Communications to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.
Volatility & Risk
B Communications has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, B Communications’ peers have a beta of 1.31, meaning that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares B Communications and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|B Communications Competitors||-86.59%||-60.37%||-11.81%|
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|B Communications Competitors||136||443||614||19||2.43|
As a group, “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 50.26%. Given B Communications’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe B Communications has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares B Communications and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|B Communications||$2.73 billion||$39.93 million||17.89|
|B Communications Competitors||$3.21 billion||-$802.10 million||2.49|
B Communications’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than B Communications. B Communications 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.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
51.5% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.6% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
About B Communications
B Communications Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of telecommunications services for business and private customers in Israel. The company offers landline communication services, mobile telephone radio services, data transmission and communication services, international communication services, multi-channel satellite and network television services, Internet infrastructure and access services, call center services, and maintenance and development of communications infrastructure services. It also engages in the provision of communications services to other communications providers, including wholesale market services, distribution of television and radio broadcasts, and supply and maintenance of equipment and services in customer premises. The company was formerly known as 012 Smile. Communications Ltd. and changed its name to B Communications Ltd. in March 2010. B Communications Ltd. was incorporated in 1999 and is based in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel.
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