B Communications (OTCMKTS: BCOMF – Get Rating) is one of 42 public companies in the “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare B Communications to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
51.5% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.6% of shares of all “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for B Communications and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|B Communications Competitors||133||438||608||19||2.43|
As a group, “Communication services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 61.05%. Given B Communications’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe B Communications has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
This table compares B Communications and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|B Communications Competitors||-86.42%||-60.18%||-11.68%|
Volatility and Risk
B Communications has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, B Communications’ rivals have a beta of 1.31, suggesting that their average share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500 .
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares B Communications and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|B Communications||$2.73 billion||$39.93 million||16.04|
|B Communications Competitors||$3.20 billion||$353.41 million||2.09|
B Communications’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than B Communications. B Communications is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
B Communications rivals beat B Communications on 6 of the 10 factors compared.
B Communications Company Profile
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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